Porsche Taycan Mission E electric car

Results of the year 2018, Porsche unveils new teaser photos of its new model star of the year 2019, the Taycan. If the photos are not visualized, they are related to the Porsche Mission E concept, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017, is quite marked. The Taycan takes some of the styling elements of the new 911, including the taillights.

What to expect

the first electric Porsche will shoot 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3.5 s, a time equivalent to that of a 500 hp 911 GT3, and will exceed 250 km / h in top speed. If the Tesla Model S P100D is even better (0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 s!), Porsche has not said its last word. During his career, the Taycan will be offered in several more powerful versions that could take over the names of the 911: Turbo, GTS … It’s a sports car. There’s no doubt about that. But it’s not the sports car you might expect. Its powertrain is completely new, but, like that of every Porsche, is based on technology tested in motorsports. Two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs), similar to those in the 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans, propel the car and recover energy when braking.

With not detail the equipment that will result from these different levels of finish, the chosen names suggest technical variations between models. While the “basic” Taycan could be content with two-wheel drive, the Taycan 4s could point to a four-wheel drive system. As for the “Turbo” – a nod to the old thermal names – it is equivalent to the “Performance” versions of Tesla’s electric cars.

Porsche announces a range greater than 500 km. The manufacturer also announced that the batteries of the Taycan will recover 100 km of battery life in four minutes on a 350 kW charger whose first terminals should be installed in the United States by the end of 2019. Porsche’s first electric car should cost less than 100,000 euros, the Telsa Model S is available from 80,000 euros.