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Porsche Mission E
Porsche Mission E - IAA 2015 - 8 cropped.jpg
Also calledTaycan
Production2015 (concept)
2020 (planned)
AssemblyStuttgart, Germany
DesignerMichael Mauer [1]
Mitja Borkert[2]
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer (S)
Body style4-door coupe
LayoutDual motor, 4WD
RelatedPorsche Panamera
Engine2 AC synchronous electric motors, front and rear axle
Battery~90 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery
Electric range~500 km (311 mi)[3]
Plug-in charging350 kW DC - Porsche Turbo Charging
Length4,850 mm (190.9 in)
Width1,990 mm (78.3 in)
Height1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Kerb weight~2,000 kg (4,409.2 lb)

The Porsche Mission E is the internal designation for an all-electric 4-door coupe from Porsche, which was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.[4] It is Porsche's first fully electric car,[4] save for some early models like the Lohner-Porsche and C.2 Phaeton designed by Ferdinand Porsche.[5][6] Porsche chairman Oliver Blume told CAR Magazine in September 2017 that the Misson E will be "priced like entry-level Panamera," which begins at $85,000.[7] The car is planned to be sold in several variants of different performance levels, as are other models in the Porsche range, and could spawn derivatives in a future line-up of Mission E platform-based models.[3]

In June 2018 at Porsche's "70 years of sports cars" ceremony it was announced that the Mission E's production car name would be Porsche Taycan, roughly translated from Turkish as "lively young horse" in reference to the steed of the Stuttgart coat of arms on the Porsche crest.[8][9]

Porsche has 30,000 paid reservations for the Taycan.[10]


The Mission E, built on an entirely new platform codenamed J1, is expected to go into production at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen plant in 2019 with a projected production of around 40,000 units per year.[3][11][12]


The Mission E is powered by two PSM permanently excited synchronous electric motors: one at the front axle and one at the back. All four wheels are individually controlled by the Porsche Torque Vectoring system. The two electric motors are projected to produce more than 440 kW (598 PS; 590 bhp).[13] It has projected performance figures of 0–100 km/h in <3.5 seconds, 0–200 km/h in <12 seconds and a top speed over 250 km/h (155 mph). Porsche is aiming for the Mission E to achieve a range of over 500 km (311 mi).[11]

The car has a system voltage of 800 V DC at 250 kW.[10] The batteries can be charged by an inductive plate or with a conventional charger system. Porsche claims that with the Porsche Turbo Charging system the battery is charged at up to 350kW, to 80% in just 15 minutes.[11] It is not yet clear how Porsche will prevent battery overheating.

Mission E Cross Turismo[edit]

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is a Mission E derivative that was first presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and combines the fully electric Mission E J1-platform with a 5-door estate body similar to the Panamera Sport Turismo, raised suspension, off-road tyres and cladding to form a crossover utility vehicle. According to Michael Mauer the concept "shows possibilities of the future lineup."[14] On 18 October 2018 the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG gave the green light for the series production of the Cross Turismo.[15]


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  3. ^ a b c "Porsche Mission E due with Level 4 autonomy and 15min fast-charging". autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Tribute to tomorrow. Porsche Concept Study Mission E. - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG".
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  6. ^ "First Porsche revealed to be an electric car from 1898". bbc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  7. ^ Cadie Thopmson (September 18, 2017). "Porsche's stunning Tesla rival will arrive in 2019 and cost $85,000". Business Insider.
  8. ^ Valdes-Dapena, Peter. "Porsche's first electric car will be called the Taycan". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  9. ^ "Mission E becomes Taycan". newsroom.porsche.com. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  10. ^ a b Lambert, Fred (2019-07-29). "Porsche has 30,000 Taycan electric car reservations". Electrek.
  11. ^ a b c Lambert, Fred (2016-12-26). "10 electric cars coming in the next 3 years : 4 – Audi Q6 e-tron quattro SUV". Electrek. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  12. ^ "Elektrostrategie: Porsche will 20.000 Mission E pro Jahr verkaufen".
  13. ^ "Tribute to tomorrow. Porsche Concept Study Mission E. - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG". Technology.
  14. ^ "Porsche reveals its Mission E Cross Turismo concept". topgear.com. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes into series production - 300 new jobs". newsroom.porsche.com. Retrieved 2019-03-07.


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