Cay­man EV re­vealed

Bat­tery-pow­ered Porsche a Mis­sion-E test bed

Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

PORSCHE’s quick­est Cay­man won’t see pro­duc­tion. That’s be­cause it is a pro­to­type built to test and de­velop elec­tric-ve­hi­cle run­ning gear des­tined for the Mis­sion E, the brand’s Tesla-fright­ener that will de­but in 2019.

Un­veiled at the 30th Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle Sym­po­sium in Stuttgart in early Oc­to­ber, the ‘Cay­man e-vo­lu­tion re­search ve­hi­cle’ show­cased a high-volt­age elec­tric sys­tem ca­pa­ble of ac­cel­er­at­ing the Cay­man to 100km/h in 3.3 sec­onds.

Along with the fear­some, but some­what ex­pected, per­for­mance, the new ‘turbo charg­ing’ tech­nol­ogy also boasts 800-volt charg­ing abil­ity. It’s re­ported it can charge at 320kW worth of ca­pac­ity. As a re­sult, Porsche prom­ises the 2019 Mis­sion E will be able to re­plen­ish 80 per cent of its bat­tery charge in just 15 min­utes, re­sult­ing in 400km of range. Or dou­ble the Cay­man pro­to­type’s full range of just 200km.

Porsche is de­vel­op­ing the fastcharge tech­nol­ogy with other brands, like Audi, Ford, BMW and Daim­ler. They’re work­ing to­wards a Europe-wide charger net­work.

Full elec­tric Cay­man is good for 100km/h in 3.3 sec­onds

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