The Mission E concept generates almost 600bhp via a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors, one on each axle. Loathe it? Let us know what you think of the Taycan name in the comments section below.
As per Porsche, Taycan can be roughly translated as "lively young horse", referencing the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping steed since 1952. So now you know. Along with the name, Porsche also hinted at some specifications and details of the final production model.
The all-electric four-door sports vehicle is created to sit between the Panamera and the 911 in Porsche's portfolio.
The battery pack that is to be fitted in the Taycan is capable of giving it a range of 300 miles (482 km), in line with all other high-end electric cars on the market today. In that regard, the Taycan truly delivers as it will boast a range of 310 miles on a single charge. They're generally accepted as being more optimistic than the US's EPA tests, and we wouldn't be surprised to see the Taycan fall somewhere in the high-200s when those results are available.
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Porsche has officially announced the name of its new electric GT vehicle and it's Porsche Taycan. "Our new electric sports auto is strong and dependable, said Porsche Chairman Oliver Blume".
The Taycan has been dubbed the "Tesla-slayer" by some automotive journalists.
That's because the Panamera's mighty 550-horsepower twin-turbo V8 is switched off and the big beast is running near-silent thanks to a 136-horsepower electric motor located between the front wheels that's powered by a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery. Porche Taycan price will start from $75,000.
Porsche both needs electrification to comply with tougher emissions rules and is embracing the technology because it allows for sporty driving that dovetails with the brand, he said. The Taycan "will offer reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods", he said.