Porsche CEO also confirmed that the Taycan will be powered by two electric motors with a combined output of 600 PS in the range topping model
Porsche officially revealed Mission E Concept at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and Since then the company has been working very hard to make the concept to a production model. The Mission E production model had been spied several times in different parts of the world for hot and cold weather testing along with Nurburgring testing also.
Porsche is celebrating its 70th year anniversary this year and During this event, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume officially announced that Mission E Concept production model will be named as Taycan. The meaning of Taycan is lively young which refer to the horse on the city of Stuttgart coat on the arms which appears on the Porsche logo.
The German manufacturer announced that the company will invest $706 Billion in electric mobility by 2022. Among this $588 Million will be spent towards development of variants and derivatives of Taycan. The company is also going to invest $824 million for new technologies, charging infrastructure and smart mobility.
The Tycan will be initially manufactured at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen plant and this will bring more than 1200 jobs. In future, Porsche is planning to built a new manufacturing plant for electric vehicles with a new paint shop and custom assembly line along with conveyor bridge for supplying paint bodywork and drive units to the final assembly line.
Porsche CEO also confirmed that the Taycan will be powered by two electric motors with a combined output of 600 PS in the range topping model while the entry level models is expected to get 400 PS of power. This will help Taycan to achieve 0-100 kph in 3.5 sec and 0-200 kph in less than 12 sec which is very impressive for an electric car.
The company claims that even with this much performance, Taycan has a range of over 500 km and just four minutes of fast charging will give Taycan around 100 km of range. This will be one of the USP of Taycan. Porsche is also planning to spent $1.1 Billion for electrification and hybridization of its current models. The next EV model from Porsche after Taycan is expected to be a cross over model.