'Taycan', Porsche's first electric vehicle

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Porsche Taycan will come with the brand's 800 volt charging system dubbed as Porsche Turbo Charging offering fast charging technology.

Taycan. That's the name Porsche have officially given to their upcoming all-electric vehicle which will be the Stuttgart automaker's first in its history. According to Porsche, the combined output of both motors is 600 hp, allowing the AWD Taycan to complete the century sprint in just 3.4 seconds. Macan is taken from the Indonesian word for tiger, while Cayenne denotes fieriness.

Being the newest member, the Taycan will be all about speed and performance.

At the Porsche headquarters in Zuffenhausen, a new paint shop, dedicated assembly area for the Taycan and a conveyor bridge for transporting the painted bodies and drive units to the final assembly area are now being constructed.

The existing engine plant is being expanded to manufacture electric drives and the body shop will also be developed.

Blume also confirmed that Porsche plans for the Taycan to have Level 4 autonomous driving technology (self-driving in almost all situations, with driver attention not required), but denied that it would allow fully autonomous driving over longer distances. Porsche says production of the Taycan will help create 1,200 new jobs at its headquarters and further investment is also planned for its development centre at Weissach.

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The concept car's body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, but has its wings, front bonnet and rear cover made from lightweight carbon-fibre composite.

The company operates a second Porsche Experience Center near Los Angeles. PCNA employs over 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 189 dealers.

"In addition to fascinating vehicles, building a customer-friendly charging infrastructure is the key to achieving long-term success for electromobility", said in a statement Detlev von Platen, Porsche's marketing head.

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A production version of the 911 Speedster is expected to arrive next year.

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