The unveiling of the Mission E Concept marked Porsche’s foray into the performance EV segment. Years ago they promised on delivering a high performance four-door EV that maintains Porsche’s heritage and will be fit to join the rest of Stuttgart’s lineup. While they’ve announced its name, the Taycan, earlier this year, now we officially have a full spec sheet to back that up courtesy of the folks from Stuttgart themselves.
As with most performance vehicles the relevant number would first and foremost be power. The Taycan delivers over 600PS via dual synchronous motors that drive one axle each. Torque figures have yet to be specified, but we can expect numbers to be fairly high considering the nature of electric motors. That said, 0-100 km/h can be done away in “well under” 3.5 seconds, while 0-200 km/h can be hit within 12. The Taycan will deliver this power figure via 800V worth of power going through the vehicle’s system.
Of course, the whole point of running EV is conserving energy and instead relying on electricity to get to places. This means range is also of value for these vehicles, and the Taycan stacks fairly well with over 500 km worth of travel on full charge. While Porsche confirms this, we’re unsure if this figure was taken based off the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) rather than on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) that will be replaced in September. Upon depletion, 15 minutes worth of charge time can provide a range of 400 kms thanks to the Taycan’s fast-charging 800 Volt system.
Porsche expects to produce roughly 20,000 units of the Taycan a year, and currently 40 Porsche specialists are in charge of testing that will cover “over a million kilometers” before the Taycan makes production. It looks like Porsche is taking testing very seriously for their first performance EV.