Porsche Taycan (Mission E) was caught while rechargingJuly 1, 2018
Since the announcement of the Porsche Mission E, not so many spy photos have appeared on the network, but today we were lucky and two copies of Taycan were captured during testing of public charging stations in Montclar, New Jersey.
Representatives of the company Porsche, driving cars, were not too pleased with the photo session, as they quickly disconnected from the charging station and quickly left the parking lot. This contrasts sharply with how Jaguar executives acted in April, when we caught four I-Paces in one parking lot, testing the DC Fast chargers. They gladly parked the cars as it was convenient for the photographer to hold an extraordinary photo shoot.
Recently in Porsche confirmed that Mission E (the factory name) will be called Taycan at the time of the public debut. The first deliveries to the dealer centers can take place already in the end of 2019, and the cost of the initial complete set will start from 75 000 dollars.
And the company will offer three different modifications of the electric car with a power plant capacity of 402, 536 and 670 horsepower, respectively. All models will have a four-wheel drive system, but Porsche does not exclude the possibility of a rear-wheel drive option. The real power reserve, according to the company, will be just over 500 km of track on a full charge of batteries.
The most unique aspect of Taycon will be its 800-volt electrical system. With this system, Taycan can charge up to 80% (about 400 km) in about 20 minutes. The obvious problem is that now there is no suitable infrastructure of charging stations for 800 volts. If Porsche does not take the example from Tesla and will not invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the 800-volt network of charging stations, we will not see them for a very long time.
Meanwhile, the sports prototype of the hybrid car Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo under the pilot Timo Bernhard set a new record on the famous track in the Nurburgring. And the past achievement lasted 35 years.