"Our new electric sports auto is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom", explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
The app, which for Porsche cars would work in conjunction with its proprietary navigation system, helps drivers locate charging stations, check if they're free and even get information about the cost of charging a vehicle.
Porsche debuted the Mission E concept more than two years ago, but when the electric sports vehicle goes into production, it will feature a different name.
Two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) with a system output of over 440kW accelerate the electric sports vehicle to 100km/h in well under 3.5 seconds and to 200km/h in under twelve seconds.
Looking to take on the likes of Tesla, the Taycan will have two electric motors with a total output of more than 440kW, which Porsche says will send it to 100km/h in "well under" 3.5 seconds and on to 200km/h in under 12 seconds.
The name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger, with connotations of suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics.
Porsche has expanded its Zuffenhausen factory to produce the Taycan, as well as doubling its electric vehicle budget to €6 billion until 2022, including an extra €500 million developing variants based on the Taycan.
To prepare for the arrival of the Porsche Taycan, Porsche has set aside a dedicated assembly for the EV model at the Stuttgart-Zuddenhausen headquarters. This also includes the creation of hybrid and electric versions of existing products in the Porsche portfolio. Investment is also planned for the Weissach Development Centre.
When creating the Mission E show auto, Porsche drew from experience gained during development of its Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid race vehicle.
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. PCNA employs over 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 189 dealers. The corresponding app and the Porsche navigation system direct the customer to the selected charging pedestal.