Porsche Renames Mission E to Taycan, Heads for Production

Porsche has announced series production for the Porsche Taycan, renaming the Mission E project vehicle. The car is expected to begin sales next year as an all-electric supercar with more than 600 horsepower, 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 124 mph (achieved in 12 seconds) on the track.

The Porsche Taycan (pronounced “tie-can”) is named after an Eurasian word meaning “lively young horse,” referencing the company’s crest. The Taycan operates from two synchronous motors capable of multiple launches in a row without performance degradation. Maximum range for the Taycan will be over 300 miles per charge (per the New European Driving Cycle).

Porsche plans to invest more than six billion Euro into electromobility by 2022, with about €500M of that going towards the Taycan and variants based on it.

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