Porsche’s first electric vehicle to be called Taycan

Porsche Gives Taycan Name To Road Going Mission E Concept

Porsche Gives Taycan Name To Road Going Mission E Concept

Porsche named the Panamera after the Carrera Panamericana long-distance race.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the Taycan name, but the vehicle's specs more than make up for what is arguably a clunky and uninspiring moniker. Porsche isn't talking battery pack size, yet, but claims more than 300 miles of range on the European NEDC cycle, which should translate to about 240 miles of range in the U.S. In preparation, the vehicle has now been given its official name: The "Mission E" concept study, the name currently used to describe Porsche's complete electric offering, will be known as the Taycan.

Porsche's upcoming all-electric auto that the Volkswagen Group has pledged to spend more than $1 billion developing will be called Taycan-a name that the company says is roughly translated as "lively, young horse" in a nod to its iconic emblem. Particularly noteworthy is that the Taycan's 800V charging technology will enable 100km of range with just 4 min of charge. Set to be priced somewhere in the $85,000 range, the Porsche Taycan will boast a 0-62 miles per hour time below 3.5 seconds and will have a top speed in excess of 155 miles per hour. Full-electric and hybrid-electric cars will account for 25 percent of sales by 2025, the automaker said. And with good reason, the Mission E's specs are truly remarkable and may ultimately sway some prospective Model S buyers to side with Porsche instead. And we thought Volkswagen using Touareg was bad. If you've even taken a close look at a Porsche emblem/crest, you've noticed the leaping steed that's been there since 1952. Today, it has announced that it's doubling that investment. A new paint shop, dedicated Taycan assembly area, and a conveyor bridge that will move painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area are already under construction. From the start, the plant can build 20,000 vehicles a year, but there's room to expand.

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