It’s the Porsche Taycan - Porsche gives the Mission E a production name

It’s the Porsche Taycan - Porsche gives the Mission E a production name

Porsche has been using Mission E to describe its first battery-electric vehicle since the concept came out, but that won't be the name when it comes to production. Taycan, so the company says, "means the equivalent of "spirited young horse", a reference to the leaping horse that has been a part of the Porsche badge since 1952. So now you know. Today, Porsche revealed that name is Taycan, pronounced "tie-con".

The Taycan's four-seat interior suggests it will be more closely aligned, in terms of character, with the Panamera than pure sports cars such as the 911.

The 2020 Porsche Taycan will arrive with 600 horsepower and a 0-60 miles per hour time of only 3.5 seconds. With this system, the car's battery pack will take only 4 minutes to get charged up to the capacity required for a 100 km range.

Porsche's upcoming first electric sedan has a new name. The Porsche Taycan will also offer a consistent level of power that is unprecedented among electric vehicles: multiple launches in a row will be possible without a loss in performance, and the vehicle's maximum range will be over 300 miles as measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Over $580 million will be allocated to the production of the Taycan and other vehicles based on it, including a crossover previously known as Mission E Cross Turismo. Tesla now has stores where its cars and solar products are sold, and soon will add fix centers, but they do not present themselves as traditional dealerships. (It's a reference to the company's logo, with includes a leaping steed at its center.) "Our new electric sports auto is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom", said Porsche chairman Oliver Blume in a statement.

The Porsche Taycan will be launched in India in early 2020
The Porsche Taycan will be launched in India in early 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's naming strategy is racier in a different way: He was shooting to have the Model Line up read S, E, X, Y, until Ford scuppered his "E".

The Taycan is expected to arrive in 2019 and start around $75,000.

Porsche is doubling down on electric cars, saying it will pour over €6 billion (about $7.1 million) into electromobility by 2022.

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