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Porsche Unveils Official Name For Company’s 1st Electric Car

Porsche Unveils Official Name For Company’s 1st Electric Car

Porsche has announced the production version of the Mission E electric vehicle concept will be called the Taycan.

A quick refresher: The Taycan is a sport sedan with an electric powertrain riding on a Porsche-developed platform code-named J1. "Our new electric sports vehicle is strong and dependable, said Porsche Chairman Oliver Blume". The company says the Taycan will be able to go from 0 to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds and will have a range of 500 km and rapid 800-volt charging. The good news is that the Taycan will also have a driving range around 300 miles, which will pit it directly against the Tesla Model S. Porsche announced the name for its first purely electric series as part of the "70 years of sports cars" ceremony. This setup will allow the Taycan to be charged to 80 percent capacity in just 15 minutes, changing the way electric cars charge in the future.

Names with meaning At Porsche, the vehicle names generally have a concrete connection with the corresponding model and its characteristics. Raw acceleration and speed are certainly impressive metrics, but overall range is a much more important metric when we're talking about electric cars.

Previously, the manufacturer has released pictures of the build pre-production copies Taycan, where you can see individual elements of the model, for example, headlamps.

Previously, Taycan had a different name, Mission E. the vehicle will have a range of over 300 miles.

Porsche says the Taycan will feature two electric motors generating a total more than 440kW. Porsche claims this powertrain will allow the Taycan production auto to cover 0-62mph in under 3.5 seconds and 0-124mph in under 12s before hitting a top speed of 155mph. Of the additional three billion euro, some 500 million euro is claimed to be used for the development of Taycan variants and derivatives.

The Taycan is the start of a broader electrification strategy at Porsche. Porsche plans to use its existing engine plant to make the twin-motor drive units, which is being expanded accordingly.