Porsche renames its upcoming four-door all-electric Mission E

Porsche Taycan is the name for the production Mission E

Porsche has announced the name of their first electric model, previously known as the concept Mission E. The series e-Porsche will be called Taycan.

A quick refresher: The Taycan is a sport sedan with an electric powertrain riding on a Porsche-developed platform code-named J1.

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

Two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) with a system output of over 600 hp (440 kW) accelerate the electric sports vehicle to 100 km/h in well under 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h in under twelve seconds. Porsche is saying the 2020 Taycan should do more than 310 miles on a single charge, albeit according to NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) tests.

The German automaker announced it at the opening ceremony for the "70 years of the Porsche sports car" special exhibition at the Porsche Museum today.

When the battery is depleted, it can be rapidly recharged in just a matter of minutes.

The Taycan will be the first of Porsche's electric models but the carmaker has big plans to go the electric way.

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

Porsche has been using the Mission E codename quite publicly for a couple years now, since the concept's first debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015.

Overall, the name fits in Porsche naming nomenclator.

The Taycan will have a range of 500 km and be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.

Even with that, adding range back in should be more rapid than with most electric vehicles. Of the additional three billion euro, some 500 million euro is claimed to be used for the development of Taycan variants and derivatives. But we're now one step closer to having a battery-electric Porsche on the road, which has at least one high-profile CEO likely sweating a bit more than before.

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

New electric vehicle startups including SF Motors, Lucid Motors, Fisker and others are planning to release their own luxury electric models.

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