Porsche Officially Names The Production Mission E As The Taycan

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

Expected to be on the market next year, Taycan is rated at 600 horsepower.

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. The Speedster is one of those legendary rides in the Porsche fleet, and today we get a look at a new Speedster concept. According to the German automaker, the name (pronounced tie-con) can be roughly translated as "lively young horse", and references the leaping horse that has been present on Porsche's emblem since 1952.

Reuters reported that sport auto maker Porsche will name its first all-electric auto model the Taycan, a year before it plans to launch serial production of a vehicle that will compete with Tesla's Model S. The name, announced by Chief Executive Mr Oliver Blume at Porsche's 70th anniversary celebration, means "lively, young horse", reflecting the iconic rearing black horse on Porsche's coat of arms.

Porsche has named the production version of the Mission E electric vehicle Taycan.

Prototypes of the Porsche Taycan electric saloon have been undergoing development testing for several months.

The future Tesla Model S rival's J1 structure is one of three new electric vehicle platforms being developed within Porsche's parent company, the Volkswagen Group.

Previewed in a series of exclusive images, the Taycan will bear a close resemblance to the concept in shape and style, but the rear-hinged back doors and matrix LED headlamps will be adapted for production.

Power comes from two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM), one on each axle. Clearly the name signifies the upcoming electric car's performance focused character.

Porsche has launched Porsche Charging Service, a new charging service for plug-in and electric vehicles.

Blume also explained that Porsche's electric auto would be capable of updating its software over wi-fi and might offer Tesla-style downloadable power upgrades. The variants, of which there is likely to be three, will vary from around 400bhp up to 600bhp. "We will think of different options", Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told Carbuyer.

No details on when the Taycan will reveal itself in full but based on Mark Webber's time with a development unit, the electric sports vehicle certainly appeared to impressed the former F1 and Le Mans racing driver.

Over-the-air updates will be possible on the Porsche Taycan, upgrading on-board infotainment systems and safety tech, but also offering to boost power if the customer wishes. The brand is using the Taycan to spearhead its growing investment, which has totalled £5.3 billion (Rs 47,898 crore) for EV technology.

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