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The production competition between Tesla Motors and the luxury brands is heating up more than ever, especially with Porsche, who revealed their highly-anticipated luxury EV competitor to the small California-based firm.
Meet the all-new, sexy Porsche Mission E Concept, a Tesla Model S competitor from Germany’s prancing horse that boasts more than 600hp and a range of over 300 miles, making the examples like the P85D quiver in its tracks.
Revealed a little earlier today at the Volkswagen Group Night evening, Porsche revealed the Mission E Concept, which they also say recharges at a speed that’s nearly just as fast as it goes. The Mission E is capable of approximately an 80 percent recharge in just 15 minutes, about 248 miles of traveling distance.
How does this happen? An 800-volt electric drive system consists of two synchronous electric motors, similar to the ones used in the winning 919 hybrid race car from the last 24 Hours of Le Mans. Zuffenhausen also claims its one of the lighter systems in terms of weight, thanks to extremely small wire gauging.

Full performance figures weren’t published, though Porsche says the Mission E Concept was able to lap the Nurburgring in just eight minutes, making it one of the fastest four-doors around The Green Hell.
The battery packs sit low and in the center of the platform to optimize the center of gravity. Speaking of which, that platform is made up of a complex mixture of aluminum, steel, and carbon fiber with accompanying massive 21-inch carbon fiber wheels at the front and 22-inch at the back. Overall, thanks to the clever design, the Mission E sits no higher than a standard 911.
No production plans were revealed, but by making such a statement like this one, Porsche would be a bit foolish to not follow up with a production version of the Mission E. And if anything, we can definitely bet our money that the next Porsche Panamera will be heavily inspired stylistically by this new Mission E.
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Production Porsche Mission E getting 590 hp?




Porsche badly wants a piece of Tesla's market share.
Porsche has released more details about the production version of the Mission E concept.

Positioned a notch below the Panamera, the company's first-ever all-electric model will be available in several states of tune ranging from approximately 400 to 600 horsepower. That's nothing new; the Panamera's engine options range from 330 to 680 horsepower. However, Porsche is considering letting buyers unlock more power by purchasing over-the-air software updates.
"It will be possible to work with over-the-air options. It isn't decided yet, but it could be possible to charge up with more power. For example, when you have 400 bhp, it could be possible to upgrade to 450 bhp," said Porsche boss Oliver Blume in an interview with British magazine Autocar.
The top-spec Mission E -- a name that most likely won't be retained on the production model -- will boast over 590 horsepower. It will be capable of silently sprinting from zero to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. Whether Porsche is planning to tussle with Tesla for the world's fastest EV crown is up in the air at this point.



An 800-volt charging system developed with input from Hitachi will provide the Mission E with an 80-percent charge in only 15 minutes, essentially eliminating range anxiety. The Mission E will ride on the Volkswagen Group's J1 platform, and it will likely use a lithium-ion battery pack. However, technical specifications haven't been finalized yet because engineers still have a lot of fine-tuning to do.
Porsche is currently building the first road-going Mission E prototypes, according to Autocar, and testing will begin this summer. The sedan is still on track to make its debut in the first half of 2019, and it will go on sale before the end of the decade. Pricing hasn't been announce yet.


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Production Porsche Mission E to be priced like Panamera








Now that Porsche has ushered the 2019 Cayenne out into the world, it will be dedicating most of its resources to its next major launch: the production version of the Mission E electric sedan. Porsche's chairman, Oliver Blume, was kind enough to provide a little bit of insight into Porsche's first all-electric car at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and we now know its pricing will mirror that of the Porsche Panamera, along with some other choice details.
Speaking with Car, Blume said the all-electric Mission E will be priced similarly to an entry-level Panamera. That pegs the Mission E right around around $85,000 when it arrives by the end of 2019. If Porsche keeps to its word, it would pin the Mission E squarely in the mix of Tesla Model S pricing. Of course, Car is a British outlet and Blume could be speaking about British or European pricing, not necessarily U.S. pricing. Still, the strategy should hold.
The Mission E will also retain Porsche's familiar model badging, which includes base, S, and GTS trims, though Turbo, 4, GT3, and GT2 models may not apply.
Blume also revealed multiple power outputs will be offered. When Porsche showed the Mission E Concept in 2015, the sedan boasted a 310-mile range on the generous New European Driving Cycle. Porsche said the all-electric powertrain produced 600 horsepower, the car could sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and had torque vectoring on an individual wheel basis.
Blume also told Car the Mission E will take advantage of its new 350-kw fast-charging system, which can charge the battery to 80 percent in 15 minutes. The brand installed its first 350-kw charging system earlier this year in Europe.
Following the Mission E sedan, Porsche is also considering multiple body styles of the car in the long run. Blume didn't offer any additional insight, but we'd be quite alright with a Mission E Gran Turismo.
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That's not ugly...looks very Fisker Karma from the side.
The front is phenomenal!
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Behold the production version of Porsche’s Mission E concept.
The car is a small sport sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are dummy units to fool onlookers.
The rest of the design is very close to the striking concept we first saw at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. From the elegant front to the fastback roof to the 911-esque rear, Porsche’s new sedan is hard to fault at any angle.

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Talk of Porsche adding a second sedan to its lineup has been making the rounds since 2011. We’re talking about the oft-rumored Pajun, whose nickname, a portmanteau of “Panamera” and “junior,” was chosen due to the car’s expected smaller size than the Panamera. With the second-generation Panamera having grown in length to almost 199 inches, there’s certainly room in the lineup for a smaller, more design-oriented sedan.
Underpinning the car is a Porsche-developed platform code-named the J1. The dedicated electric car platform is a separate design to the C-BEV developed by Audi for its upcoming e-tron electric SUV. It’s also separate to the smaller MEB platform developed by Volkswagen for compact electric cars.
As for the performance, here too the Mission E concept points the way. The show car featured separate motors for the front and rear wheels which delivered a combined 600 horsepower along with torque vectoring on an individual wheel basis. This was enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and 0-124 mph acceleration in less than 12 seconds.

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Most impressive though was the Mission E’s battery, which Porsche said would offer more than 300 miles of range and be able to be charged to 80 percent capacity in just 15 minutes. The latter is made possible by a new 800-volt charging system.
The production version will have multiple performance levels, though. This means the base model could have less range and less exciting numbers. The good news is that it won't be priced into the stratosphere. We're expecting it to be priced similarly to an entry-level Panamera, pegging it at around $85,000.
Look for Porsche's electric sedan to make its debut sometime in 2018. Sales should start early the following year.

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Ooo the 4-door car looks great. Way better than the Panamera.
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Porsche Mission E To Offer Three Power Options: 402HP, 536HP And A Range-Topping 670HP



More information has surfaced on Porsche’s highly anticipated all-electric Mission E as the Germans gave early access to one particular member of the press.

Georg Kacher from Automobile magazine became the fourth person in the world to drive the white Mission E prototype and learned along the way some juicy details on the first electric Porsche.

The Porsche Mission E will be smaller than the Panamera, but the company aims to offer the same amount of room in the cabin with a car from the class above; using an electric powertrain frees up a lot of space but Porsche goes even further, creating a recess in the floorpan where the rear passengers’ legs go that splits the battery tray.

“The production version is in essence a C-segment sedan with an almost D-size interior,” said project leader Stefan Weckbach. “Visually, the car combines 911 overtones with fresh proportions and very good space utilization even though the Mission E is notably more compact than the Panamera.”

The other goal with the Mission E is to feel like a proper Porsche down the road; the company is hard at work in making the electric four-door model a true performance car, giving it a sharp steering and lots of grip but they also work on making the batteries and motors resistant to heat. Using a complex cooling circuit is their way of ensuring that performance will be constant and repeatable, unlike other electric models currently on the market.

Porsche is considering to offer the Mission E in three different power versions: an entry-level 402hp (300kW), a mid-range 536hp (400kW) and a range-topping 670hp (500kW) model, with all of them being all-wheel drive. Porsche might even add a cheaper rear-drive version later on.

The front electric motor produces 215hp and 221lb-ft of torque constantly, offering up to 325lb-ft for brief sessions of wide-open throttle. As for the rear electric motor, there will be two different versions of it: the base one with 322hp and 251lb-ft of torque and the performance one with 429hp and 406lb-ft of torque. A two-speed transmission is being developed to offer full-throttle upshifts, as well as an electronically controlled rear differential.

0-60mph is expected to be in the mid-3 second range while top speed will be limited to 155mph. Porsche targets a real-world driving range of 300 miles but most importantly, it wants the Mission E to recharge its battery to at least 80 percent capacity in 20 minutes or less. In order to do so, the battery cells will be able to charge with either a 800-volt capacity or a 400-volt capacity.

Pricing for the Porsche Mission E will be set between the Cayenne and the Panamera, meaning around the $75,000 to $80,000 mark, positioning it directly against the Tesla Model S when it finally arrives in the market in 2019.

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Porsche Mission E Shows Its Versatility With New Cross Turismo
Now the Mission E will take on EV sedans and crossovers.


The Porsche Mission E is the most highly anticipated car of the next decade. Porsche has been showing off concept versions of this stunning EV since 2015 and the car will finally be production ready in 2020. As we anxiously await the production version, Porsche has decided to tease us all even more at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Instead of simply showing the Mission E yet again, Porsche has brought a new version of the car called the Mission E Cross Turismo. It was only a matter of time before the Mission E became a crossover.


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The original Mission E was shown as a sleek five-door coupe, but we knew Porsche planned to build more models on the platform. Porsche calls the Mission E Cross Turismo a Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV) rather than a full on SUV. The Cross Turismo looks lower than a normal SUV, but taller than a traditional car. Think of it like the new Buick Regal TourX, Audi A4 Allroad, or Volvo V90 Cross Country. The Cross Turismo is powered by two permanent magnet synchronous motors producing over 600 hp. These motors propel the car from 0-62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and onto a 120 mph top speed in under 12 seconds.


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In addition to the impressive figures, Porsche says this will be a massive leap forward for EV performance. Porsche claims drivers will be able to perform multiple acceleration runs in direct succession without loss of performance. This ability is unmatched by today's EVs. Power is distributed to all four wheels through an on-demand all-wheel-drive system with Porsche Torque Vectoring. The car will also handle thanks to all-wheel steering and an adaptive air suspension. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control is standard to help minimize body roll during hard cornering.


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The interior of the Cross Turismo still looks very much like a concept car. Porsche says the infotainment is positioned within the driver's field of vision to provide minimal distraction. The instrument cluster uses three round virtual gauges that can show Porsche Connect, performance, drive, energy and Sport Chrono. The car even uses a camera in the rear-view mirror to detect where the driver is looking with an eye-tracking system. The displays in the driver's line of sight are made larger while the others are made smaller. Operating the system can be done on smart touch controls on the steering wheel.


A passenger screen extends down the length of the interior, as well as a center console with touch screen controls. Drivers will even be able to change the car's settings using a tablet or smart watch. The whole thing looks very futuristic and we hope the final interior ends up looking like this. Porsche promises an 800-volt architecture with a 250-mile range in a 15 minute charge time. The car can be charged at home or on the road using arterial roads that will be built as part of the IONITY joint venture. The battery can be recharged at a charging station or a Porsche home energy storage system, which can be powered by solar energy.


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Porsche Teases 2019 Mission E, Says It Will Be The Sportiest In Its Class



Porsche has quietly released a handful of new images of the upcoming Mission E.

Tucked away in a report that few people will probably read, the pictures give us a better look at the electric sedan. While they don’t reveal much, the images show the model will have a small frunk – front trunk – where the engine would normally be located.
We also get a glimpse of the uncamouflaged bodywork and the relatively large trunk opening. The photos also tease the Mission E’s LED taillights and its electric charging port.
Porsche didn’t reveal too many details about the model but said the car will be launched in 2019 with clear, puristic and pioneering Porsche e-Performance. Speaking of which, the car will have over 600 PS (441) and this will enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. The company also said drivers can expect to travel 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge.
Porsche says the Mission E will be an “exclusive sports car which sets new standards as the sportiest and … most technologically sophisticated car of its class.” The company went on to describe the model as a “convincing answer” to the challenges of e-mobility as the model will combine sustainability and electromobility with performance and driving pleasure.


In another part of the report, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the “Mission E will be the sportiest and the most technologically advanced vehicle in its class.” He also predicted the “sportiest Porsche will have an electric drive” unit by 2030. Blume even suggested the 911 might be an electric vehicle by then.
Speaking of the 911, Blume said the next-generation model will “soon be here” and it will embrace “evolution instead of revolution.” As he explained, the company will “Renew everything while retaining an irreplaceable identity.”
On the subject of diesel engines, Blume said “There’s no reason to just suddenly abandon diesel” as the company “would not be able to completely make up the difference with petrol and hybrid engines.” He went on to say diesel engines are important to achieving their CO2 targets and many people “really don’t understand Germany’s current discussion about the future of diesel.”
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Porsche Claims Tesla Isn’t A Benchmark For Mission E

Porsche’s chief executive claims that Tesla isn’t a benchmark for its upcoming all-electric Mission E sedan.

Speaking at the automaker’s recent annual press conference, as reported by Forbes, Oliver Blume made the claim in what is just the latest stab from the automaker aimed at the Californian automaker.
While Porsche insists that the Model S is not a benchmark for the Mission E, we know that Mission E prototypes have been spied testing alongside examples of Tesla’s staple model. As a matter of fact, this very writer saw three Mission E prototypes testing in the north of Sweden last week alongside a handful of Tesla Model Ss.
So, while Porsche seems to be asserting that the finished product won’t tackle the Model S, it is obvious that it’s using the Tesla for some benchmark testing, including analyzing its handling, performance, and range.
Less than four weeks ago, Porsche took a dig at Tesla, claiming that the Model S can only do two full-blown acceleration runs before failing. By comparison, the automaker claims that the Mission E “will offer reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods.”
Many specifics about the Mission E remain under wraps but Porsche has confirmed that it will be based on an 800 V architecture and be capable of getting 400 km of range from just 20 minutes of fast charging.
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600-horsepower Porsche Mission E gets Mark Webber's seal of approval

He says it reminds him of the 919 Hybrid race car

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Porsche continues to make progress in developing its Mission E electric sports sedan, and apparently it's made enough of them to let former F1 driver and recent Porsche 919 Hybrid endurance car driver Mark Webber take a turn behind the wheel. The company got his test drive on video, along with his impressions. He seems quite pleased. In the video, Webber notes that it feels a bit like the 919 race car when the 919 is running in full EV mode. He also likens the view over the Mission E's front fenders to that of the view in the 918 Spyder hypercar. Besides that, he says it feels quite nimble for being so heavy, and he seems to confirm that the car will have about 600 horsepower. The concept was shown with a claimed power of 590 horsepower, and there have been rumors of multiple versions with power ratings of 402, 536 and 670 horsepower. Webber's statement seems to contradict the rumored outputs, but we also wouldn't be surprised if Porsche still offers multiple versions with different power ratings.

The Mission E is expected to hit dealers in 2019. The concept promised extremely fast charging of 80 percent capacity in just 20 minutes using 800-volt fast chargers. The company is currently working on installing these high-voltage chargers around the U.S.to take advantage of the feature. Besides ultra-fast charging, Porsche also promises that the Mission E will be able to take some serious driving abuse in track circumstances
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Porsche Explains Mission E Cross Turismo Design


The front styling is a throwback to the 911, but the concept points towards the future.

Is it a lifted wagon? A rugged hatchback? A crossover? Call it what you want, the Cross Turismo is a sign of things to come in terms of fully electric Porsches. First shown last month in Geneva, the second Mission E concept after the sedan unveiled back in 2015 is expected to go into early into the next decade. In this new video, the Stuttgart-based company puts the spotlight on the concept’s exterior and interior design.

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Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxLjf_OI-qw Starting on the outside, one of the main priorities during the development phase was to make the body as aerodynamic as possible in order to maximize range between charges. For this reason, the front bumper has been fitted with generous vents at the sides to improve airflow and improve the drag coefficient. Also noticeable are the door handles that sit flush with the bodywork and pop out only when you need them, like in other cars such as the Range Rover Velar.
The back of the car is not only sleek, but also practical thanks to a hatchback layout similar to a Panamera from which the Cross Turismo has inherited the continuous brake light we’ll be seeing more and more in the years to come. A roof-mounted spoiler adds a bit of sportiness for the zero-emissions concept billed by company CEO, Oliver Blume, as already being “fit for the road.” In other words, the final production version probably won’t go through any significant changes.
Moving inside the cabin, it takes the “less is more” approach as the center console is not cluttered with physical buttons and knobs like on some older production Porsches. Instead, there are screens all over the dashboard and touch-sensitive controls providing access to everything you need. Thanks to optimized packaging and thin front seats, there’s plenty of legroom for the two passengers sitting in the back, thus making the Cross Turismo genuinely practical and easy to life with on a daily basis.
The road-going model could arrive as early as 2021, following the launch of the Mission E sedan towards the end of next year.

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Porsche: Mission E doesn’t aim to be a Tesla killer, it aims to be a ‘real Porsche’


Porsche is still gradually marketing its Mission E electric vehicle a full year ahead of going into production.

Stefan Weckbach, Head of the BEV Model Series at Porsche, has now taken a few people to get test drives in the Mission E Cross Turismo in California and commented on the German automaker’s plans.

They brought the prototype of the CUV version of the Mission E to Malibu for some test drives.
Weckbach commented on the vehicle:

The road-ready Mission E Cross Turismo is a continuation of the Mission E study that we presented at the International Motor Show (IAA) in 2015. The CUV is especially interesting because some near-series elements are already being used in the interior.

Porsche released a bunch of cool new pictures of the Mission E Cross Turismo – including a few new shots of the interior mentioned by Weckbach:



Weckbach also commented on the media’s habit to call the Mission E a ‘Tesla killer’.

Like many EV enthusiasts, the executive didn’t like the term and instead had nice words to say about Tesla:

Tesla has done a wonderful job driving electric mobility.

He said that they are instead focusing on making the Mission E feel like a “real Porsche”:

Our main target is to make the Mission E become a real Porsche.

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Porsche’s Mission E all-electric vehicle becomes the ‘Taycan’


Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle has been known so far as the Mission E, but the company made the announcement today that the production version of the vehicle will be called the ‘Taycan’.

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.


The vehicle was known as the Mission E since the unveiling of the concept in 2015, but it was always known that the production version will most likely feature a name that works with Porsche’s current naming scheme.

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”. They wrote:

“This principle is also shaping “the future of the sports car”, with the Mission E, the series version of which will be launched on the market in 2019 as the first purely electrically powered Porsche, drawing on the experiences gained from the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid. Digital projects, such as networking via Porsche Connect and data security using blockchain in sports cars, will also feature. The special exhibition will be accompanied by interactive experiences, such as an augmented reality application for the Mission E. As visitors view the concept study, AR glasses display further information about the technology behind the Mission E.”
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Ever since unveiling the concept, Porsche has been saying that the production version, which is expected to launch in 2019, will remain fairly similar.
Stefan Weckbach, Head of the BEV Model Series at Porsche, recently said that they want to make their first all-electric vehicle feel “like a real Porsche.”
The vehicle is expected to have a range of over 250 miles.
The company has previously been talking about a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and earlier this year, a Porsche executive said that the Mission E will be able to go long distances at high-speed, like traveling on the German autobahn, or to complete a few laps on the race track.
But the vehicle’s charging system might be the biggest feature that the Mission E, now the Taycan, is bringing to market.
Porsche is talking about a 800-volt system that should allow a charge rate of up to 350 kW, which could charge the car up to 80% in only 15 minutes.
The company plans to deploy hundreds of stations capable of delivering that charge rate, including a recently announced network of 500 EV charging stations in North America.
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Porsche Says Taycan Has A Soul In New Teaser (Hear That Alfa?)




Porsche’s first-ever electric sports car, dubbed Taycan, will go into production next year as one of the most important vehicles to ever come out of Stuttgart.

The name was confirmed last week and in case you’re wondering what it stands for, it’s “lively young horse”, referencing the animal on the automaker’s crest. Just how lively are we talking here? According to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, north of 600 PS (592 HP).
Going from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) will take under 3.5 seconds, while 0-200 km/h (124 mph) will happen in under 12 seconds. Yet, despite its supercar-like acceleration, the four-door Taycan will offer its users an all-electric range of more than 500 km (310 miles), where you can charge it up for 100 km (62 miles) in just 4 minutes.

The best part about it however, other than its lasting performance, might just be the fact that according to Porsche themselves, the Taycan will have the same “soul” as any of their other products, which means that it will be an exceptional driver’s car for its particular segment.

That’s what the teaser video below is all about, letting you know that you basically have nothing to fear with purchasing the Taycan once it comes out, because it will look, drive and feel like a genuine Porsche – something we can only hope is true.

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Porsche Taycan Spied Being Pushed Hard At The Nurburgring

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Exhaust tips, seriously Porsche?
Porsche is gearing up for what will most likely be the most revolutionary model in the brand’s history. According to different sources, the all-electric Taycan will go official early next year with first customer deliveries scheduled for later that year, but the vehicle is still in its development phase as this new spy video confirms.

Spotted by Youtuber Automotive Mike at the Nurburgring track in Germany, this prototype of the Mission E’s production version is featuring fake exhaust tips integrated into the rear bumper, but don’t let them fool you – there’s no combustion engine under the hood. Instead, the vehicle will rely on an all-electric powertrain rumored to produce no less than 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), making the Taycan a pretty potent machine. Even more impressively, the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration should be performed in well under 3.5 seconds.
The production version will also be equipped with an ultra-fast 800-volt charger, which will recharge 80 percent of the floor-mounted battery pack’s in just 15 minutes.

Additionally, a few months after the debut of the Taycan, Porsche will also introduce an in-floor wireless induction charging system.

Competing directly against the Tesla Model 3, Porsche’s first production EV will be positioned between the Panamera and the 911 in the marque’s range, most likely wearing a starting price in the region of $85,000. Simply put, as Porsche describes it, it will be "priced like an entry-level Panamera."

Porsche has invested €700 million (approximately $825 million at the current exchange rates) into its Weissach development center, where the Taycan will see most of its engineering. Production will take place at the company’s Stuttgart manufacturing facility, where more than 1,400 new employees will be hired.

Porsche hasn’t given any hints about the debut date of the Taycan all-electric sports sedan yet, but our educated guess is the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019 will be the venue where we will finally see the car.
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We Finally Know The Porsche Taycan's Technical Specifications






And they closely match the original Mission E Concept.
Porsche recently confirmed its first ever purely electric car, previously known as the Mission E, will be called the Taycan, but its technical specifications remained a mystery – until now.


Porsche has released technical specs for the production car due to go on sale in 2019, and the good news is they closely match the specs of the original Mission E concept from 2015. The Taycan will use two permanently synchronous motors like those found in the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, with one for the front axle and the other driving the rear wheels, producing a combined output of over 600 horsepower.








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These two electric motors generate a permanent rotary motion that can be applied at any time without needing to be started. “We opted for a permanently excited synchronous motor in the Taycan,” said Heiko Mayer, drive unit project leader. “They combine a high energy density with strong sustained performance and maximum efficiency.” High-voltage lithium-ion batteries will provide a range of over 310 miles, though which testing cycle the range it's based on hasn’t been specified.
According to Porsche, once the battery is depleted it will take around 15 minutes to give the car enough juice to cover 248 miles thanks to the Taycan’s fast-charging capabilities that take advantage of 800-volt chargers. In Europe and the US, the Taycan will comply with the Combined Charging System, while in Japan and China Porsche will offer the local standards.









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Being a Porsche, the Taycan will deliver a level of performance that is synonymous with the brand. Porsche claims 0-62 mph will take “well under” three and a half seconds, while 124 mph will take less than 12 seconds from a standstill. As for production, Porsche estimates it will ship around 20,000 units per year, which is roughly two-thirds of the current sales figures for the 911.
Porsche also revealed around 40 specialists have built “three figures” worth of prototypes. 21 of these camouflaged prototypes were shipped to the western part of South Africa where more than 60 developers racked up around 24,854 miles. Porsche says that figure will increase to “millions of kilometers” by the time testing has finished, ensuring Porsche’s first ever electric sports car will“run like clockwork in even the toughest conditions.”
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Porsche Taycan filmed in the wild with its frunk open

Dang, that's one quiet Porsche



We've already gotten loads of details about the Porsche Taycan (née Mission E). The electric sports car will have four doors, and will slot between the 911 and the Panamera in size. Its two electric motors will provide over 600 horsepower, Porsche says, accelerating it from 0-62 mph in "well under" 3.5 seconds, and from 0-124 mph in under 12 seconds. It can do multiple launches without sacrificing performance. It'll have over 310 miles of range on Europe's NEDC cycle. Capable of charging at an 800-volt charger, it can replenish 62 miles of driving range in just four minutes.

Now, thanks to an intrepid Twitter user with a camera, we know what the car sounds like. Spotted at a CCS charging station in Germany by @ZoePionierin, the first tweet includes a pair of photos, one of which shows what are presumably a pair of Porscheengineers inspecting something under the hood. That photo gives us a decent look at the Taycan's frunk, the presence of which should make the Porsche purists happy.





The next tweet has the up-close video in which the Taycan backs out of the parking stall. Then it circles around the parking lot before coming by for another close pass before driving off down the road. We expect EVs to be quiet — that's one of their benefits — and this Porsche barely whispers as it pulls away. The video also gives us a good look at the prototype from all angles, but the production model will change quite bit when it arrives next year. It'll certainly lose those fake exhaust tips, for instance. It probably won't have mismatched wheels, either.




The photographer also notes that this prototype has charging ports on both sides of the vehicle, and that it sports an LCD display inside. We're hoping that as the Taycan gets closer to production, either Porsche or other eagle-eyed shooters can give us more glimpses of the Porsche EV.
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Porsche Taycan Quietly Making Rounds At The ‘Ring Again



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And yes, the fake exhaust tips are still there.

This isn’t the first time that the Taycan, pronounced as Tie-Kahn, has been seen testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. But quite frankly, we’re not getting tired of it. Not after seeing its official specs released by Porsche. It was a handful to digest, especially its 600-horsepower (440-kilowatt) output brought about by two permanently synchronous motors – one for the front axle, the other at the back. But what do you except? it’s a Porsche, and the maker of the iconic 911 isn’t about to shatter its reputation, more so, on its first-ever, full-electric model.




However, what really tickles our fantasy is the presence of fake exhaust tips at the Taycan’s rear. We’ve seen the chrome-tipped dual exhausts before in its previous Nurburgring spy video, and yet, they’re still there. It doesn’t make sense, right? But that’s just us; maybe Porsche has something up its sleeve, like a fake exhaust sound to go with the tips. Don’t hope for a V8-sounding Taycan, though, as Porsche confirmed before that it will not "lower itself to gimmicks” in its all-electric sports car.
What you can definitely expect from the Taycan, however, is an exhilarating performance to catapult the Tesla Model S-rival to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in well under 3.5 seconds. On the other hand, hitting twice as much at 124 mph (200 kph) will just be 12 seconds.
In addition, high-voltage lithium-ion batteries will power the motors, enabling the car to reach 500 kilometers (310 miles) in one full charge. It also has a 15-minute fast charging time to obtain enough energy to cover 400 km (248 miles) – all via 800-volt chargers.



The Taycan is expected to be launched early next year, maybe at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019, and will begin customer deliveries later the same year.
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Porsche’s Head Of EVs Says The Taycan Will Have A Lower Center Of Gravity Than The 911










The man responsible for the development of the Porsche Taycan has revealed the upcoming electric vehicle will be a Porsche through and through.

In an interview with the company’s customer magazine, Stefan Weckbach said the Taycan “drives like a Porsche, looks like a Porsche and feels like a Porsche.” He latter elaborated on this by saying all Porsches must be the sportiest vehicle in their segment and this also holds true for the Taycan.
Speaking of performance, Weckbach said the Taycan’s under-floor battery will allow the model to have lower center of gravity than the 911. This isn’t terribly surprising as batteries are heavy, but the company’s head of battery electric vehicles went on to say the model will also have impressive longitudinal and lateral dynamics.
Engineers have also worked to ensure the Taycan won’t suffer from performance degradation after multiple hard launches. In order to prevent this, Porsche has developed “permanently excited synchronous motors” which are similar to those used on the 919 Hybrid. The car also has an active cooling system that constantly monitors cooling requirements and can immediately send water to the components that need it.

Since the Taycan will become Porsche’s first modern electric vehicle, the engineering team was faced with the difficult challenge of balancing range and performance. In order to maximize both, engineers focused on making the car as light and as aerodynamic as possible. Porsche also focused heavily on the lithium-ion battery pack and the result of all this effort is a range in excess of 310 miles (500 km).
The Taycan will be unveiled late next year and it will have two electric motors that produce a combined output in excess of 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS). This will enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in less than 12 seconds.
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Take A First Look Inside The Highly Anticipated Porsche Taycan






Porsche's first EV looks pretty good from the driver's seat.
It's difficult to think of a car that has been more hotly anticipated than Porsche's first EV, the Taycan. Originally referred to as the Mission E, Porsche later revealed the Taycan name for the production version as well as some other details about the car. We know that the top versions will use two electric motors - one at the front and one at the rear - to produce over 600 horsepower. We've even seen a lucky few get behind the wheel of a prototype version of the car, but what we haven't seen is a good look at the production interior.








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Thanks to these images posted by a couple of dudes on Facebook, but which have since been removed, we now have our first good look at the Taycan's interior. These prototype cars were reportedly spotted testing in New Zealand, though we don't know how the two were able to get such private access to the cars. The images show a traditional Porsche steering wheel that seems pretty ordinary. This particular example lacks the drive mode selector on the steering wheel, which seems like an odd omission, but this is a prototype after all.









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The most noticeable detail is the fully digital instrument panel, a first for Porsche. Most recent Porsche models have used either a five or three dial gauge cluster in the past, but the Taycan will move the company into the future with an all-digital display. Some purists may balk at this idea, but those are the same people who balked when the Porsche stopped building air-cooled engines. From what we can see, the Taycan will easily be one of the best EVs on sale when it finally arrives.








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Fully Electric Porsche Taycan Boasts Lower Center Of Gravity Than 911



Porsche’s head of EVs promises the Taycan “drives like a Porsche, looks like a Porsche, and feels like a Porsche”.
The all-electric Taycan isn’t going into production until next year, but more details about Porsche’s highly anticipated Tesla rival are starting to emerge. In a recent interview with Porsche’s customer magazine, the automaker’s head of battery electric vehicles, Stefan Weckbach, assured us that the Taycan will still deliver a driving experience people expect from the prestigious brand, despite the lack of combustion engine.
"The Taycan drives like a Porsche, looks like a Porsche, and feels like a Porsche; it just happens to have a different type of drive,” he said, adding that every Porsche needs to be the sportiest in its segment.





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“Even an electric sports car can be puristic and highly emotional. We don’t consider that a contradiction. On the contrary, with the optimum drive technology and the right vehicle concept, the Porsche characteristics can be brought even more to the fore.” He went on to say that the Taycan’s under-floor battery will enable it to have a lower center of gravity than the 911. It will also also have impressive longitudinal and lateral dynamics, according to Weckbach.
While the performance in some electric sports cars degrades after repeated hard acceleration, this won’t happen in the Taycan. Porsche has developed “permanently excited synchronous” motors similar to the 919 Hybrid that “offer high long-term output.“ Weckbach promises this system will enable you to a “accelerate powerfully not just once but several times in succession” and drive at a consistently high speed. The Taycan also has an active cooling system that prevents any performance losses by supplying cooling power to components that need it.







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Being Porsche’s first electric vehicle, the engineering team has had to ensure the Taycan is suitable for everyday use by having a sufficient range while offering the performance expected from a Porsche. To achieve this tricky balance, engineers focused on making the car as light and as aerodynamic as possible, as well as developing a lightweight lithium-ion battery. As a result, the Taycan has a range over 310 miles. Two electric motors produce a combined output over 592 hp, enabling the Taycan to accelerate 0-62 mph in under 3.5 seconds and 0-124 mph in less than 12 seconds.
“Porsche will present the Taycan at the end of 2019. And I can reveal this much already: it won’t be just an electric vehicle. It’ll be a Porsche,” Weckbach concluded.



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Electric Porsche Taycan Loses More Camo, Wears Production Lights And Wheels








Porsche continues the development of the Taycan, the company’s first series-production electric model, with the most recent spotted test cars losing some of their camouflage and featuring what appears to look like the final production lights all around and alloy wheels.

It’s easy to spot the stickers around the LED headlights now, which will remain close to the slim design of the concept while the rear end gets a LED stripe that runs across the width of the vehicle and is neatly tucked under the integrated spoiler.
The wheels feature a distinctive design that most likely helps the Taycan’s aero efficiency while and despite Porsche’s insisting on putting fake exhaust pipes on its test cars, you can clearly spot the flap for the charging port mounted on the front right fender.

The German car maker has been testing the future Model S rival at the Nurburgring, as their goal is to make the Taycan drive and feel like a Porsche. The Taycan will also offer a lower center of gravity than the 911, thanks to its floor-mounted battery pack.
Details about the battery so far have been scarce, with the pack to feature an active water cooling system and a pair of “permanently excited syncronous motors” that will prevent the Taycan from performance degradation, even after multiple hard launches.

Porsche promises that when their new all-electric four-door model arrives in the market, it will offer over 310 miles of driving range (500km) per the NEDC, and a combined output of over 592hp (600PS) from the two electric motors. 0-62mph (100km/h) will come in less than 3.5 seconds and if you keep your foot pinned down, you’ll see 124mph (200km/h) coming in less than 12 seconds.
More importantly, Porsche has also started rolling out its network of 800-Volt DC Fast Chargers, which the company calls Turbo Charging stations. The company says that the Taycan will be able to charge up to 80 percent of its battery in just 15 minutes when hooked up to one of its Turbo Charging stations.

Porsche has plans to install 500 stations across the US by the second half of 2019, starting from its dealerships and along major highways. Unlike Tesla, the German car maker will make its charging infrastructure compatible with electric vehicles from other manufacturers too.
Expect Porsche to reveal the battery-electric Taycan in the middle of 2019, with sales set to begin in 2020.
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