Porsche: Mission E production version will be called ‘Taycan’
German automaker Porsche has revealed in a recent announcement that the production version of its first all-electric vehicle will be called the ‘Taycan.’ Thus far, the automaker has been calling its first all-electric vehicle as ‘Mission E’, ever since the official unveiling of the concept in 2015.
The announcement that the production version of Mission E will be called Taycan was made by Porsche recently at the Porsche Museum, during the opening ceremony of the ‘70 years of the Porsche sports car’ special exhibition.
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