Porsche Taycan: Mission E becomes the £60,000, fully-electric Porsche Taycan

Mission E: Porsche names its first fully electric sports car the Taycan

Blume also confirmed that Porsche plans for the Taycan to have Level 4 autonomous driving technology (self-driving in almost all situations, with driver attention not required), but denied that it would allow fully autonomous driving over longer distances.

Porsche's new electric vehicle, which carried "Mission E" as its concept name for a long time, will be put on the market under the name Taycan and the name can be translated as lively, young house, the company said. Porsche announced the name for its first purely electric series as part of the “70 years of sports cars” ceremony. Porsche says that this continuous power will be "unprecedented" among electric vehicles. "It isn't decided yet, but it could be possible to charge up with more power". Austria charges 15 cents per minute on the 22 kW charging stations.

To achieve this, a fast charging network of at least 150kW (kilowatt) output will be necessary. At the charging pedestal, the user identifies themselves either using a QR code via the app or with their "Porsche ID card", which the user receives free of charge after registering for the service.

Despite the differences in construction, Blume also confirmed that production versions of the Taycan and E-tron will feature similar lithium-ion battery technology.

A huge investment has been made in the plant that'll produce the Taycan in Stuttgart, Germany, alongside more conventionally powered models from the marque.

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About Porsche Cars North America, Inc. The concept used the same 800-volt drive system as the race vehicle, along with a powerful battery and two electric motors - a system claimed by Porsche as twice as powerful as any other EV system on the market today.

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You might think that this level of performance requires the vehicle's electric range to be compromised but Porsche is saying otherwise.

At one test carried out in the Arctic Circle in a temperature of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Taycan was tested against its most serious competitor Tesla Model S and Model X.

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