Porsche to name all-electric model Taycan

Porsche to name all-electric model Taycan

Porsche to name all-electric model Taycan

Though Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine already took a crack at it, and a small cadre of the automotive press got to drive a prototype a few miles at low speed to tease the powertrain, the Mission E electric sport sedan continues to move at a tantalizingly slow pace toward reality.

That, if you haven't been paying attention to EVs, is some direct snark at Tesla.

The term - pronounced tie-con not tey-kuhn - is said to be roughly translated as "lively young horse" in reference to the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest. The company has announced that their first ever EV will be called Porsche Taycan.

Now, as we get closer to the launch of the production version of the electric sports auto next year, Porsche is ready to let us get used to the car's actual name. Porsche US plans to install 500 such chargers across the US by the end of 2019. Up until now, the Model S has been without any direct competition since its debut in 2012, although that is changing.

(PCNA) is the exclusive USA importer of the Porsche 911; 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Panamera; and Cayenne and Macan.

The Taycan is expected to go on sale late next year. Still, previous suggestions have indicated a starting price in the region of $80-90k.

Porsche is doubling down on electric cars, saying it will pour over €6 billion (about $7.1 million) into electromobility by 2022.

Furthermore, around one billion euro will be spent 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 mobility. There'll also be an outlay on ramping up production.

Porsche says a new paint shop, a dedicated assembly area, and a conveyor bridge for transporting the painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area all are now being built.

That's because the Panamera's mighty 550-horsepower twin-turbo V8 is switched off and the big beast is running near-silent thanks to a 136-horsepower electric motor located between the front wheels that's powered by a 14.1-kWh lithium-ion battery.

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