Porsche took everyone by surprise with the reveal of the Mission E, an all electric concept. Now Porsche is promising it will go into production as early as 2020. It will be renamed as the Porsche Taycan.
“Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said in a statement announcing the name.
The Taycan Cross Turismo is an estate or a wagon car. But with the raised suspension and higher wheel arches, it looks slightly confused as an SUV. Porsche might also offer an option with lowered suspension for a sportier experience.
Under the hood, the new Porsche Taycan features electric motors. They produce power equivalent to about 600bhp. The torque figures are sadly unavailable. Also, this power lets the car accelerate to 100kmph from standstill in about 3.5 seconds. Top speed should be over 155 mph (250 kph).
Porsche Taycan Powertrain
Powering all this hardware are batteries that Porsche promises a range of over 300 miles (480 kms). The drivetrain on the Taycan Cross Turismo is based on the upcoming Taycan Sedan. Along with a new 800v super fast charging system, this is an incredible package. Porsche claims that the 800v charging system lets the batteries charge up to 80% in just 15 minutes. Also, in just four minutes of recharging, the Taycan manage a range of 62 miles (100kms). This is an incredible feat by Porsche if it translates to real-world scenarios.
This new all electric Porsche will sit between the Cayenne and the Panamera in terms of pricing.
Porsche explains it will hire more than 300 additional employees to produce the vehicle, which will join the 1,200 new jobs the automaker is creating to cover the assembling of the Taycan starting from next year.
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