Production of the first fully electric Porsche vehicle known as the “Taycan,” is scheduled to begin in 2019. The Porsche Taycan was originally unveiled as the Mission E Concept back in 2015, and even though production will only commence next year, Porsche MD Alexander Pollich has stated that customers’ reception have been incredibly positive.
Under the hood, the Taycan will harbor 600 horsepower, with a capability of achieving 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with an expected range of over 300 miles, in addition to being an all-wheel drive. The Taycan will also be equipped with series of driver-assistance features such as an autonomous mode, and a digital instrument panel with a holographic display.
The Taycan is scheduled to go on sale in 2020, and even though the German automaker has yet to disclose the official pricing details, sources indicate it will start off in the $75,000 USD to $85,000 USD range, making it a direct competitor to the Tesla Model S.