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Mission E becomes Taycan

Taycan, infographics, 2018, Porsche AG

Mission E, 2015, Porsche AG

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The future of mobility is another step closer: Series production of the
first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. In preparation, the
vehicle has now been given its official name: The “Mission E” concept study,
the name currently used to describe Porsche’s complete electric offering,
will be known as the Taycan.

The name 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. “Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable;
it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that
epitomises freedom”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board
of Porsche AG. The oriental 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 series as part of the “70 years of sports
cars” ceremony.

Two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) with a system output of
over 600 hp (440 kW) accelerate the electric sports car to 100 km/h in well
under 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h in under twelve seconds. This performance
is in addition to a continuous power level that is unprecedented among
electric vehicles: Multiple jump starts are possible in succession without
loss of performance, and the vehicle’s maximum range is over 500 km in
accordance with the NEDC.

Names with real meaning

At Porsche, the vehicle names generally have a concrete connection with the
corresponding model and its characteristics: The name Boxster describes the
combination of the boxer engine and roadster design; Cayenne denotes
fieriness, the Cayman is incisive and agile, and the Panamera offers more
than a standard Gran Turismo, which is what allowed it to win the Carrera
Panamericana long-distance race. The name Macan is derived 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 euro in electromobility by
2022, doubling the expenditure that the company had originally planned. Of
the additional three billion euro, some 500 million euro will be used for
the development of Taycan variants and derivatives, around one billion euro
for electrification and hybridisation of the existing product range, several
hundred million for the expansion of production sites, plus around 700
million euro for new technologies, charging infrastructure and smart

Extensive modifications and expansion at the Zuffenhausen headquarters

At the Porsche headquarters in Zuffenhausen, a new paint shop, dedicated
assembly area for the Taycan and a conveyor bridge for transporting the
painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area are currently
being constructed. The existing engine plant is being expanded to
manufacture electric drives and the body shop will also be developed.
Investment is also planned for the Weissach Development Centre. Production
of the Taycan is creating around 1,200 new jobs in Zuffenhausen alone.
70 years of the Porsche sports car

The sports car manufacturer is celebrating its anniversary with numerous
activities throughout 2018. For the weekend of June 16–17, Porsche will host
employees, local residents and prospective customers at a celebration in and
around the plant in Stuttgart. The event will include activities for
visitors both young and old, plant tours, music, food trucks, live coverage
of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the broadcast of the World Cup game between
Germany and Mexico. Entry is free of charge.
[© 2018 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.]

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