Porsche has christened the India-bound Mission E concept’s production model as Taycan. The car is going to be the first ever electric vehicle of the German brand and it will be launched in India in early 2020 after the global launch in the fourth quarter of 2019. Series production of the Porsche Taycan will commence in 2019 at the Zuffenhausen factory in Germany.
As Porsche says, the Taycan means spirited young horse. Clearly the name signifies the upcoming electric car’s performance focused character. This electric vehicle not only signifies the German carmaker’s entry in the zero emission pure electric mobility sector, but the car is also expected to bring many first ever features for the brand. As the teaser video has showcased, the car gets a fully digital instrument cluster, which will be the first-ever feature for Porsche.
Porsche Taycan will come with the brand’s 800 volt charging system dubbed as Porsche Turbo Charging offering fast charging technology. It will make sure the battery takes only 4 minutes to get charged sufficiently to deliver 100 kilometre range. Expect it to deliver a total of Codenamed as Porsche J1, the Taycan is underpinned by an all-new dedicated electric vehicle platform. Dimensionally, the platform measures around 4,850 mm in length, 1,990 mm in width and 1,330 mm in height. Expect it to come with all-LED lighting package at front and rear.
For power, the Porsche Taycan will use dual electric motors delivering power to each axle and total power output of these two electric motors will be 592 bhp. Porsche claims the car will be able to accelerate to 100 kmph from standstill position in just 3.5 seconds and to reach 200 kmph from standstill position it will take 12 seconds. It will be available in both AWD and RWD configurations.