Porsche has finally given a production name to its electric car concept Mission E. It’s now called Taycan. The Taycan will be Porsche’s first ever all-electric car and will go into production in 2019.
The Taycan gets two PSM electric motors, one powers its rear axle and the other the front wheels. Together, both the motors combined generate over 600 hp (440 kW). The batteries powering the motors are designed to provide 500 km of range. The system is 800 volts and Porsche claims that once the battery is depleted, it will take just 15 minutes to charge for another 400 km of range.
The performance of the Taycan is just like of any Porsche would be. The four-door electric sports car sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and touches 200 km/h in under 12 seconds.
Porsche has already built 3 figures worth of prototypes of the Taycan to date. 21 of these test vehicles covered in camouflage were shipped to South Africa for development testing. So far, these cars have covered around 40,000 km and counting!