Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Porsche putting second EV into series production; derivative of Taycan

Porsche putting second EV into series production; derivative of Taycan

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept has been approved for series production.

Porsche introduced its first wagon this model year with the Panamera Sport Turismo and surprised us all by offering it to USA buyers as well.

The auto will receive two electric motors.

Porsche is now focused on bringing the Taycan sedan into production for arrival next year.

While an all-electric Macan is still yet to be officially announced by the automaker, it is now certain that it will mass-produce a second electric sports auto: the Mission E Cross Turismo, which was first presented as a concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. It has a system output of 600 hp and a range of 500 km (NEDC). Presentation of the concept model was held in March this year at the motor show in Geneva. The four-door Cross Turismo has an 800-volt architecture and is prepared for connection to the fast charging network.

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The manufacture of the auto will create 300 jobs at Porsche's Zuffenhausen home.

We're assuming the high-riding Taycan will attract a price premium over the Taycan (which could start at just £62k), and it will come with the same 600bhp electric powertrain as its more traditional sibling too.

The Taycan Sport Turismo is expected to arrive in 2020, but may arrive alongside the sedan version in 2019 if we're lucky.

The announcement is yet another step in the €6 billion plan by the company in order to prepare for the shift to electric mobility by 2022.

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