Revealed the name for the new model Porsche,

Revealed the name for the new model Porsche,

Revealed the name for the new model Porsche,

Porsche has announced its first all-electric model, previewed by the Mission E, will be known as the Taycan when it enters production next year.

A crossover SUV version, called the Mission E Cross Turismo, was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. We'll re-visit the Mission E's specs shortly, but for now you should know that Porsche's upcoming EV will not, in fact, be called the Mission E when it becomes available for purchase in 2019.

Meaning "lively young horse", in a reference to the animal on the company's crest, the Taycan will become Porsche's first electric sports auto when it enters production next year.

Porsche on Friday introduced the official name of its battery electric vehicle that will take on Tesla's Model S as part a ceremony in Europe marking 70 years of Porsche sports cars.

The Taycan's four-seat interior suggests it will be more closely aligned, in terms of character, with the Panamera than pure sports cars such as the 911.

Porsche promises a "level of continuous power that is unmatched by any other electric vehicle".

Overall, the name fits in Porsche naming nomenclator. They're generally accepted as being more optimistic than the US's EPA tests, and we wouldn't be surprised to see the Taycan fall somewhere in the high-200s when those results are available.

Previously, the manufacturer has released pictures of the build pre-production copies Taycan, where you can see individual elements of the model, for example, headlamps.

Porsche has confirmed that the Mission E concept, in its production ready avatar, will be christened Taycan.

Porsche's original goal had been to spend three billion euro ($3.53bn) on electromobility by 2022. About $600 million is for developing Taycan variants, a billion more for adding EVs and hybrids to today's product range, several hundred million to expand production sites and around $800 million for new technologies, charging infrastructure, and smart mobility. Prices are expected to start around $80,000 to $90,000. The existing engine plant is being expanded to manufacture electric motors, and a new body shop will also be developed.

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