Porsche E-Performance, Porsche’s electrification plans

Posted On November 6th, 2018 - 6:53 pm | by Oil and gas press

Porsche has announced the name of its first full-electric sports car during the official celebration of the anniversary “70 years Porsche sports car” – Taycan. The name translates as “lively young horse”, referencing the centre of the Porsche crest.” Our new electric sports car is athletic and performance-oriented; a car that persistently surpasses boundaries, and represents freedom”, explains Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG. Taycan, the first electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche.

Following the decision to produce the Taycan in Zuffenhausen, Porsche is now carrying out the largest construction project of this site’s eighty-year history. The company’s historical headquarters in northern Stuttgart are being updated for automotive production of the future.

The basis for the Taycan is the J1 platform – a high-strength steel, aluminium and carbonfibre structure designed to house battery modules of varying sizes as low as possible within the confines of a long wheelbase.

In top-of-the-line four-wheel-drive 450kW guise, the new Porsche is expected to eclipse the 0-62mph of 3.5sec announced at the unveiling of the Mission E, placing the Taycan on a similar performance plane to the 911 Turbo for outright accelerative ability. Although the new car’s top speed has yet to be announced, it is claimed to be “well over 200km/h (124mph)”.

Porsche has developed an 800V charging system for the Taycan to fulfil an early pledge that its first electric powered model will not only be fast to drive but also be fast to recharge.

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