The Mission E Has a Real Name

Eileen GuzmanJun 09, 2018

Porsche debuted the Mission E concept more than two years ago, but when the electric sports vehicle goes into production, it will feature a different name.

Besides confirming the name, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed the Taycan will be powered by two electric motors that produce a combined output of more than 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS).

The Mission E concept vehicle is a big part of the special exhibition as Porsche presents it as the "the future of the sports car". The company, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, now offers several plug-in hybrid models and sold just over 900 of the Porsche 918 Spyder, a limited-edition plug-in hybrid supercar.

Safeguarding Porsche's cachet and healthy profit margins as the company makes huge investments in electric cars and new digital services is vital for parent Volkswagen AG. 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. From that additional investment, $588 million will be spent on the Taycan and its derivatives, which may include higher performance models or taller wagon Cross Turismo, another $1.2 billion for electrifying current Porsche vehicles, and more than $800 million for charging infrastructure and further research. Raw acceleration and speed are certainly impressive metrics, but overall range is a much more important metric when we're talking about electric cars.

The Taycan is the start of a broader electrification strategy at Porsche. Some of the spotted cars have been wearing exhaust exit surrounds that were fake and fitted to hide the car's identity. Despite the impressive performance, the Taycan will have a range in excess of 500 km (310 miles) in the New European Driving Cycle.

Porsche has said that it would build ultra-fast charging stations at all of its 189 dealerships in the USA and 300 more.

Porsche AG named its first auto to directly compete with electric leader Tesla Inc. the Taycan, as the German manufacturer gears up for what will arguably be its most ambitious and potentially risky vehicle project ever.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Trump Will Not Be Inviting NBA Champs To White House
And Kerr's profound statements all speak rightfully against the divisiveness being perpetrated by President Donald Trump . President Trump said Friday he won't be inviting the victor of the NBA Finals to the White House.

Here's how to score a free taco at Taco Bell
If you haven't tried the "Doritos Locos Taco" yet, next Wednesday is as good a time as any to do so. It's part of the company's "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" campaign.

Google Pixel 3 XL images reportedly leak out, show off a notch
On the back, the Pixel 3 XL will be one of the few single-camera devices for 2018 in the flagship category. If the Pixel 3 XL does have a glass back, then it may come with wireless charging support as well.

Facebook accused of sharing your personal data with OEMs
The reporter discovered that one Blackberry app was able to acquire " identifying information " for up to 295,000 Facebook users. In return, Facebook would allow these companies to access the data of users and their friends without their explicit consent.

United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050
By doing so, severe environmental consequences can be prevented and the natural habitat will be liberated from plastics. In India , plastic has been found inside dead cows while a whale in Thailand died after consuming waste bags.

First lady's office pushes back against Giuliani on Stormy Daniels comment
Representatives for Fox News and Hannity did not respond Wednesday to requests for comment. In her suit, she alleges that Trump never signed the agreement.

Amazon's new Fire TV Cube controls your home and your television
The Fire TV Cube features far-field voice recognition with eight microphones to provide advanced Alexa voice control. You can check out the full list of features for the Fire TV Cube below, then it's decision time.

Hitman 2 announced by IO Interactive
The game will include a Sniper Assassin standalone mode that can be played alone or cooperatively with another player. This mode is available right now to all players who pre-order Hitman 2 , as an early access bonus.

For second straight year, Kevin Durant is your Finals MVP
Durant was the 2016-17 NBA Finals series MVP after defeating James and the Cavs with the Warriors four victories to one. Kevin Durant had a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and was named the MVP of the Finals.

Ghana chief Kwesi Nyantakyi suspended by FIFA and under investigation
The football association issued a statement last month backing their president and saying he was innocent until proven guilty. Nyantakyi's comes two days after Anas premiered his much talked about investigative piece on football corruption in Ghana.