The Porsche Mission E is the internal designation for an all-electric 4-door coupe from Porsche, which was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is Porsche's first fully electric car, save for some early models like the Lohner-Porsche and C.2 Phaeton designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Porsche chairman Oliver Blume told CAR Magazine in September 2017 that the Misson E will be "priced like entry-level Panamera," which begins at $85,000. The car is planned to be sold in several variants of different performance levels, as are other models in the Porsche range, and could spawn derivatives in a future line-up of Mission E platform-based models.
In June 2018 at Porsche's "70 years of sports cars" ceremony it was announced that the Mission E's production car name would be Porsche Taycan, roughly translated from Turkish as "lively young horse" in reference to the steed of the Stuttgart coat of arms on the Porsche crest, and also sounding similar to "they can".
The Mission E is powered by two PSM permanently excited synchronous electric motors: one at the front axle and one at the back. All four wheels are individually controlled by the Porsche Torque Vectoring system. The two electric motors are projected to produce more than 440 kW (598 PS; 590 bhp).It has projected performance figures of 0–100 km/h in <3.5 seconds, 0–200 km/h in <12 seconds and a top speed over 250 km/h (155 mph). Porsche is aiming for the Mission E to achieve a range of over 500 km (311 mi).
The car has a system voltage of 800 V DC. The batteries can be charged by an inductive plate or with a conventional charger system. Porsche claims that with the Porsche Turbo Charging system the battery is charged to 80% in just 15 minutes. It is not yet clear how Porsche will prevent battery overheating.
The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is a Mission E derivative that was first presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and combines the fully electric Mission E J1-platform with a 5-door estate body similar to the Panamera Sport Turismo, raised suspension, off-road tyres and cladding to form a crossover utility vehicle. According to Michael Mauer the concept "shows possibilities of the future lineup."