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Porsche Taycan is the production name for the Mission E and a direct rival to the Tesla

Porsche Mission E

The Mission E electric car will be named the Porsche Taycan. Porsche’s first electric car to directly compete with the electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc., The Porsche Taycan will be the riskiest and most ambitious project the German manufacturer will take on.

The Porsche Mission E was first seen the in Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. The name Taycan which also means a ‘lively young horse’. The Taycan joins the Panamera, Macan, Cayman, and Macan.

But regardless of the name Porsche’s electric car could be a big game changer for the company. Porsche has previously stated that the car would be about the same cost as the Porsche Panamera which would directly compete with Tesla Model S.

On 8th June 2018 Oliver Blume, the CEO of Porshe stated that “We are going to take the next big step next year.” at the Porsche museum near the company’s headquarters in Stuttgart.

The Taycan would do 0-62 mph in under 3.5 seconds with over 600 bhp of electric power with 4WD and 0.124mph in under 12.0 seconds.  

Taycan will have a 300-mile range with quick recharge time and will keep on delivering till the battery last and is expected to be offered in different power outputs and batteries.