Officially Mission E becomes Porsche Taycan

The future of mobility is another step closer. Series production of the first purely Porsche electric sports car to begin next year. In preparation, the vehicle before operating under the working title “Mission E”. It has now been given its official name. They are calling it the Taycan. The name can be roughly translated as “lively young horse”. This is referring to the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest. Therefore this featured a leaping steed since 1952.

“Our new Porsche electric sports car is strong and dependable. It’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom. That comment came from Oliver Blume. Oliver is Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. The Eurasian name also signifies the launch of the first electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche. Porsche announced the name for its first purely electric model as part of the “70 years of Porsche Sports Cars” ceremony.

Two permanently activated synchronous motors (PSM) generating a system output of over 600 horsepower. Also an acceleration rate to 60 miles per hour in well under 3.5 seconds. As well as to 124 miles per hour (200 km/h) on the track in less than twelve seconds. Therefore The Porsche Taycan will also offer a consistent level of power that is new among electric vehicles. Therefore there will be multiple launches in a row. Each will be possible without a loss in performance. As well as the vehicle’s maximum range will be over 300 miles. That’s as measured by the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

Names with meaning At Porsche.
So the vehicle names generally have a concrete connection with the corresponding model and its characteristics. The name “Boxster” describes combining the boxer engine and the roadster design; Cayenne denotes fieriness; the Cayman is sharp and agile; and the Panamera, inspired by the Carrera Panamericana long-distance race, offers more than any standard sedan. The name Macan deriving from the Indonesian word for tiger, with connotations of suppleness, power, fascination, and dynamics.

Future investment doubled

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion Euros in electromobility by 2022. Therefore doubling the investment that the company had originally planned. Of the added three billion Euros, some 500 million Euros being used for the development of Taycan variants and derivatives, around one billion Euros for electrification and hybridization of the existing product range, several hundred million for expanding production sites, and around 700 million Euros for new technologies, charging infrastructure, and smart mobility.

In conclusion, at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. That’s a new paint shop, dedicated assembly area for the Taycan. Thereby a conveyor bridge for transporting the painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area all are being built. This is the existing engine plant being expanded to manufacture electric motors. Finally that means they are adding a new body shop that will also be developed. Investments are also planned for the Weissach Development Center. Production of the Taycan is creating around 1,200 new jobs in Zuffenhausen alone.

Source: Porsche