Marcus De Guzman / Porsche | October 11, 2017 10:07
Porsche Cayman e-volution concept highlights quick recharging tech for the future
The future of the electric sports car is looking bright it seems. Porsche has already announced that 2019 will be the year that the all-electric Mission E will go into production as the brand's first purely electric sports car. With that said, Porsche is is still looking to further the development of EV tech after recently revealing the Cayman e-volution concept at the 2017 Electric Vehicle Symposium in Stuttgart.
Capable of sprinting from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and having a maximum range of 200 km, the Cayman e-volution concept brings together zero emissions driving along with quick recharging solutions.
Unlike most production EVs today, the unique concept makes use of the Porsche Turbo Charging system. This allows the system to have a charging capacity of 320 kw per vehicle, twice that of the standard 160 kw. With a charging voltage of 800 volts, the Cayman e-volution concept can be recharged to 80-percent capacity in just 15 minutes according to Porsche.
However, Porsche stated that no production model will be made as the concept is only being used to further develop EVs and faster recharging. The Mission E will likely have this kind of quick recharging system to supplement its sporty character.
The fast recharging system was made possible by Porsche Engineering and ADS-TEC. It was developed for use in areas that have power limitations within the distribution system. The system can also be used by those that need a fast charging station but only have medium voltage connections. Soon, Porsche, Audi, BMW, Daimler and Ford plan to build a network of these fast charging stations along European traffic routes by 2020 via a joint venture.