Porsche Taycan: Mission E's production name revealed, here in 2020

Porsche Taycan: Mission E's production name revealed, here in 2020

Porsche Taycan: Mission E's production name revealed, here in 2020

Its battery pack will provide with more than 300 miles of range, measured on the European cycle. (It's a reference to the company's logo, with includes a leaping steed at its center.) "Our new electric sports auto is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom", said Porsche chairman Oliver Blume in a statement. Porsche has also confirmed a sub-3.5 sec 0-100kph and a sub-12 sec 0-200kph acceleration time for the Taycan, but exact data has not been disclosed as yet. The Taycan will have an electric system output upwards of 600hp and a possible range of more than 500km on a full charge.

We'll have more, including a first drive of the Taycan, as soon as we get it.

The Taycan will compete against Tesla's Model S sedan.

Porsche continues to prepare its assault on Tesla, and on Friday the German automaker announced the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Porsche Taycan (pronounced "tie-con"). Porsche US plans to install 500 such chargers across the US by the end of 2019. "The Porsche is expected to have a similar price to the Model S too, somewhere north of $80,000", according to a Quartz report.

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Interest in the Taycan has already been huge, Porsche says, though sales aren't expected to kick off in the USA for some time yet.

With regard to the special exhibition and Mission E's important part in it, Porsche said in its recent announcement that "the special exhibition will be accompanied by interactive experiences", including an augmented reality (AR) application for the Mission E. Our own Tim Stevens took a spin in the Mission E Cross Turismo prototype recently, and even though it's not exactly the same vehicle, as you might expect, it's pretty swell. Porsche both needs electrification to comply with tougher emissions rules and is embracing the technology because it allows for sporty driving that dovetails with the brand, he said. There'll also be an outlay on ramping up production. Production of the Taycan is creating around 1,200 new jobs in Zuffenhausen alone.

The novelty will be equipped with two electric motors.

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