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Porsche's stunning electric Taycan will begin production in 2019 but already many are hoping to place orders for the brand's first EV sports car

2018-07-19 09:01

Robin Classen

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Porsche will begin production on its first fully-electric vehicle, the Taycan, 2019 though there has already been great interest from potential buyers of the EV sports car.

Previously known as the Mission E, it has a range of over 482km, produces more than 447kW and accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 3.5 seconds.

Due to popular demand

The Taycan will go up the against Tesla's model S sedan and according Porsche's head of electric vehicles, Stefan Weckbach, it will be able to sustain performance better than its rival.

READ: Mission E: Porsche names its first fully electric sports car the Taycan

According to Business Insiderthe car is expected to have other high-tech features, like a digital instrument panel that mirrors the driver's movements and a dashboard that drivers can control with gestures through a holographic display.

The Taycan forms part of Porsche's electric strategy, investing over $7-billion in electric vehicles and technology by 2022

Pricing for the Taycan will start from $75 000.

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