Porsche Mission E Renamed Taycan, Electric Car to Launch in 2019

39;Taycan' is Porsche’s new electric sedan

When Porsche back in 2015 first revealed its multi-year plan to develop an all-electric sports auto, it called the forthcoming vehicle the Mission E.

Porsche has also shown a Mission E Cross Turismo concept, a wagon version of the electric vehicle. Loathe it? Let us know what you think of the Taycan name in the comments section below.

Taycan translates roughly to "lively young horse", referencing the leaping steed in the Porsche crest. So now you know. Rather, it will ship under an entirely new name - the Porsche Taycan. Its two electric motors will produce a net output in excess of 600 horsepower, and it'll hit 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. Particularly noteworthy is that the Taycan's 800V charging technology will enable 100km of range with just 4 min of charge.

This version of the Taycan is expected to be the flagship model but Porsche has invested a further 500million Euros (£437million) into its electrification strategy to develop additional versions of the auto.

Second, driven in all-electric mode, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid shows that Porsche has managed to retain its race-bred chops in an EV, largely down to a compliant but communicative adaptive suspension and an impeccably weighted steering feel. 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. Over $580 million will be allocated to the production of the Taycan and other vehicles based on it, including a crossover previously known as Mission E Cross Turismo. Up until now, the Model S has been without any direct competition since its debut in 2012, although that is changing. It's also expanding an existing engine plant to build electric drivelines.

The Taycan is the start of a broader electrification strategy at Porsche.

Although it's not due for reveal until 2019, ahead of arriving in showrooms in 2020, Porsche has already racked up thousands of test miles in mules that appear to be further advanced than regular cars at this stage of their development process.

Porsche said it's planning to spend €6 billion on electromobility by 2022.

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