2019 Porsche Taycan To Boast 447kW, Over 500km Range
There's considerable hype surrounding the Porsche Taycan, a four door sports EV saloon production car that has stemmed from the Mission E concept that was revealed in latter 2015. After all, it will be the first legitimate competitor to the Tesla Model S, letting the world finally see what a long established automaker can do in the fully electric space.
Ahead of a potential reveal later this year or early in the next, and its on-sale start at the tail of 2019, Porsche has now released official information concerning the Taycan's specifications. For one thing, we can confirm that the production version will bear a striking resemblance to the Mission E concept from 3 years ago.
With that much power and Porsche hard at work at making the shell and innards as lightweight as possible, they are claiming the Taycan is able to reach 100km/h in 3.5 seconds. Keeping the accelerator pinned will result in 200km/h arriving in 12 seconds from rest before topping off at a very Germanic 155mph (250km/h).
Once that charge has been depleted, though, they are banking on its new 800-volt electrical architecture and 350kW CCS charging infrastructure making rapid charges possible, restoring over 400km of range after just 15 minutes on the plug, or 100km after just 4 minutes.
While this is the most opaque of the company's plans so far, it's safe to expect lower tier variants of the Taycan coming to the fore before long as well as a crossover-esque variant similar to the Mission E Cross Turismo concept shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.