The official name of the Porsche Mission E is the… Porsche Taycan

The official name of the Porsche Mission E is the… Porsche Taycan

Pronounced "tie-kahn", Porsche says the name roughly translates as "lively young horse", as in the one on Porsche's crest, a crest that's remained unchanged since 1952.

At the special exhibition being held at the Porsche Museum, the Mission E concept vehicle is a significant part of the show.

Stefan Weckbach, Head of the BEV Model Series at Porsche, has now taken a few people to get test drives in the Mission E Cross Turismo in California and commented on the German automaker's plans. Now, the series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. Up until now, the Model S has been without any direct competition since its debut in 2012, although that is changing. We'll re-visit the Mission E's specs shortly, but for now you should know that Porsche's upcoming EV will not, in fact, be called the Mission E when it becomes available for purchase in 2019. With the lack of charging infrastructure, the chances of the Taycan coming to India anytime soon are nearly non-existent. The Porsche Taycan electric sports auto can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in well under 3.5 seconds and to 200 kmph in under 12 seconds. Along with the name, Porsche also hinted at some specifications and details of the final production model. Its battery pack will provide with more than 300 miles of range, measured on the European cycle. Range will reportedly be over 500km under the NEDC testing scheme, although we're holding our breath to hear how that range looks under WLTP.

Porsche Taycan is the name for the production Mission E
Porsche's All-Electric Sports Car Will Be Called Porsche Taycan. Here's How You Pronounce It.

All-wheel drive is expected to be standard on all versions initially, but there is the possibility of Porsche launching a more affordable rear-wheel-drive edition in the future.

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. The firm will double total investment up to 6bn Euros by 2022, spending on everything from a rapid charging infrastructure to hybrid and electric versions of its existing range.

The Taycan is the start of a broader electrification strategy at Porsche.

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