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Porsche to implement flexi-line production system for new Taycan EV

The new Porsche Taycan is considered as revolutionary at the German sports car maker as the upcoming model is its first all-electric vehicle. Nonetheless, the new Taycan four-door EV will also be the starting point of a new revolution in the company. As Porsche is committing itself to electric mobility, it also has to undergo a significant change, especially in terms of production.

Porsche is currently building its conventionally powered vehicles, including its 911 sports car, using the traditional principle of an assembly line. But when it commences the production of the Taycan, Porsche will be implementing major changes for the production and assembly facilities of the new EV.

Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Board responsible for Finance and IT at Porsche, remarked that starting 2025, more than 50 percent of the Porsche models delivered are expected to be electrified. While this will require substantial investments in development, production, and staff training, Porsche believes that the carmaker will still be able to achieve a target profit margin of at least 15 percent.

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Report says Porsche is planning to convert all non-911 models into EVs

Porsche has already officially announced that it is dropping its diesel-powered vehicles across its lineup while the German sports car maker re-focuses its energy towards electrification. But unofficially, it seems that Porsche is also planning to drop its petrol offerings in favor of an all-electric lineup, save for its 911 sports car.

Citing a person privy with Porsche, manager magazin reported that with the exception of the 911, all other models at Porsche – Boxster, Cayenne, Macan and Panamera – will become pure electric offerings. This means that non-911 models would be dropping not just their diesel engines, but also their petrol engines as well. That basically means no more internal combustion engines at Porsche, except for the 911. The 911 would be spared from being converted into a pure electric unit simply because it is a sports car for the purists.

Porsche conversion of its non-911 models into all-electric vehicles would mean that there would be no hybrid powerplant for these offerings. Hybrids usually combine an internal combustion engine with electric motors, making them electrified vehicles, but not all-electric.

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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo might be launched in late 2021

Porsche managed to drop quite a powerful bomb at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March when it unveiled the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo, a concept study of an electrically driven Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV). Being a concept, the path of the Mission E Cross Turismo into becoming a production electric CUV isn't fully assured. However, there is a reason expect its production version three years from now.

A report from Automobile Magazine, citing the supplier community, is saying that the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo will be launched into the market in late 2021. If this is true, then this means that newly unveiled BEV sibling of the Porsche Taycan – formerly known as the Porsche Mission E – would be plying the roads as a more practical version of the Taycan around three years from now. By then, the Mission E Crosss Turismo would directly compete against the Tesla Model S

Stefan Weckbach, head of Porsche’s global electrification efforts, has told Automobile Magazine during a test ride in one of the prototypes of the Porsche Mission E Crosss Turismo that the German sports car maker is working on the electric CUV concept with volume production in mind, although they have yet to receive an official go-ahead. He noted that with two motors -- one up front and another in the back -- an all-wheel drive system and an underfloor battery pack, the Mission E Crosss Turismo is also close to the final configuration. However, the Mission E Crosss Turismo still has some important elements that needed to be installed, like its air suspension system and rear-wheel steering.

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Road going Mission E gets the name Taycan

For those of you who have been waiting for Porsche’s first electric vehicle, which is supposed to come after the Porsche Mission E, the automaker had just reported that the production version will be called the Taycan, coming to dealers in 2019. According to Oliver Blume, Porsche Boss, the name Taycan translates to “lively, young horse”, reports CNBC. The title is a reference to the horse on the city of Stuttgart coat of arms that also appears on the Porsche emblem.

As we saw in the spy shots, the Taycan is a sleek sedan that kind of looks like an overextended 911 turned into a four door. It has got a low nose featuring LED headlights, and there the roof is also slightly sloped that lends a coupe like silhouette. Inside, expect Porsche to pack the four door with the company’s cutting edge equipment.

According to reports, the range topping Taycan will have over 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts), thanks to its electric motors. It is now able to accelerate to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in under 3.5 seconds. Porsche also promises that it will have a driving range of 311 miles (500 kilometers) in only a single charge. The entry level model, that has 402 horsepower (300 kilowatts) will have a starting price of around $85,000.

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Today, Porsche is definitely one of the top car manufacturers when it comes to technological advancements in the automotive industry is. Not only do they offer some of the quickest cars, but they also recently came out with what we would consider as the most beautiful hybrid vehicle to date. And that is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. In their most recent announcement, the German automaker said that they have no plans on changing even if it is one of their biggest challenges - and they are referring to electrification.

Luz Meschke, Porsche’s finance chief, explained in a recent interview with Automotive News that they will continue working on their electrification, and that their goal is to remain hugely profitable during this process. Right now, the company is benefiting from a 15 percent profit margin.

To be able to do this, Meschke says that the company has created a strategic target. He further expounds by saying that they have to manage the company a certain way for them to be able to continuously maintain the 15 percent profit margin. However, this figure sometimes fluctuates due to several factors like exchange rates and economic crisis.

Read the entire article Porsche continues diesel-car production but aims to set the bar when it comes to electrification

An Austrian company has turned a classic Porsche 910 into a modern zero-emission supercar – the Kreisel EVEX 910e. There are not many who still remember the classic Porsche 910. But, if you are a Porsche fan or an enthusiast, or if you do follow motorsports of the present and past, you’d be familiar with the Porsche 910. After all, the Porsche 910 – also known as the Carrera 10 – is the name of a classic Porsche race car that was produced in 1966 and 1997, or around half a century ago.

Fifty years to the future, the Porsche 910 is already considered as a high-value collector’s item. This is thanks to the fact that this race car was Porsche’s entry to the World Sportscar Championship 1967 and it managed to secure a respectable finish. Back then, it was powered by two available engines: a 2.0-liter six-cylinder mill producing 200 hp (150 kW) of output, or a 2.2 liter eight-cylinder unit delivering up to 270 hp (201 kW).

EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH, a carmaker specializing on historical sports cars, had rebuilt the Porsche 910 – as the EVEX Porsche 910. Now, Austrian company Kreisel – in its passion to integrate electric drive in all aspects of mobility – has partnered with EVEX to produce a replica of the Porsche 910, which was then installed with a powerful electric motor. The partners aptly called this creation as the new Kreisel EVEX 910e, with a tag price of a whopping EUR1 million.

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Majority of car companies are now in the process of developing fully autonomous vehicles. But do you think a Porsche with fully autonomous driving feature will take away all the fun of driving a Porsche? Yes, we think so. The essence of owning a Porsche sports car is to take control of the wheels. This might be the reason why Porsche is not joining the fully autonomous bandwagon.

Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO confirmed that the company is not planning to come up with a fully autonomous vehicle. So far at least. Blume spoke with Autocar and explained the whole point of having a Porsche and the experience of driving the vehicle “full stop”. Although the CEO hinted that some elements of autonomous driving technology may be used for convenience sake.

What Blume is sure about is that the company will continue to offer the real Porsche driving experience and may only be considering semi-robotic driving features. And what exactly are these? Well, according to the CEO, some specific features of self-driving will come useful in case you are caught in the traffic and maybe want to read the morning news. He also added the advantage of having a car that can look for parking when there are no immediate slots available. It’s the same thing if the car fetches you at the lobby when you’re ready to leave the place.

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When Porsche unveiled the Mission E Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, many have been left excited by the prospect of seeing and driving the carmaker’s first all-electric sports car. But, would sports car buyers still be excited to get a piece of the production version of the Mission E when it finally arrives in 2019?

It seems Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume is confident that the Mission E would attract a good number of buyers. As for the figure, Blume told Automobilwoche that he expects a huge demand for Porsche’s first all-electric pegged at a “calculated” number of 20,000 examples.

That would mean that the Mission E would be nearly as popular and nearly as sensational as Porsche’s best-seller – the 911. In 2015, Porsche delivers over 31,000 units of the 911 around the world, over 8,000 examples of which were turned over to their new owners in the United States. Delivering 20,000 units of the Mission E worldwide would be an ambitious objective for Porsche, at least for now.

Read the entire article Porsche expects Mission E to be a top-seller, 718 Boxster electric could be possible

Four main automakers have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to develop what may be Europe’s highest-powered charging network. The four main brands hope that this will signal the start of the move for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to have a more mass-market appeal. This is because under the agreement, the brands will build a good number of charging stations to ensure that BEVs will have a longer travel range. The four companies are Ford Motor Company, Daimler AG, BMW Group, and the Volkswagen Group representing both the Audi and the Porsche.

With construction slated to being in 2017, the charging network is not only expected to offer a maximum of 350 kW in terms of power levels, but to also allow for faster charging. Though there will be 400 initial sites to be set-up across Europe, the group hopes that by 2020, BEV drivers will be able to recharge on a selection of thousands of charging stations. Another goal is to allow long-distance travel using open-network of charging stations placed on major roads and highways. At the present, this has not been seen to be feasible for many BEV drivers. The end goal is of course to make recharging as easy as refueling at standard gas stations.

The entire network will utilize the Combined Charging System standard technology with the infrastructure projected to eventually use the current AC and DC technical standards. Battery electric vehicles developed to allow for full charge at these stations will be able to recharge as well at brand-independent stations but at a faster rate. To ensure that BEV will have a strong acceptance in Europe, the group will make sure that the network will able to recharge all vehicles that are equipped with CCS.

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Since the release of the Tesla Model S, this electric sedan has become one of the leaders in the EV market. It was first introduced to the public in 2012 and has since set the bar for EVs in Tesla’s own production line as well as competitors in the likes of BMW and now, Porsche.

The Tesla Model S is considered a “supercar killer” since its faceoff with Ferrari 550 in a Street Battle. With the P85D, the EV sedan’s extra motor boosted its power to 691 ponies and 687 lb.-ft. torque thus producing a top speed of 155 mph. It zoomed from 0 to 62 mph in just a matter of 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph and a quarter-mile time of only 11.8 seconds.

Despite having a 485-horsepower 5.5-liter V12, the Ferrari 550 was only able to get a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.2 seconds – a heart-breaking difference of only 1 second. Tesla has definitely upped the quality of their EVs, no wonder people are clamouring to own one despite being too pricey.

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Porsche, through its CEO Oliver Blume, recently announced that the automaker’s profit growth in the near future might be tempered as a result of its aggressive spending on facilities upgrades as well as research and development costs as the company is preparing to introduce new models in its lineup.

However, Blume told reporters that this slowdown in profit growth is only temporary, as the current spending would ultimately mean an explosive growth period for Porsche once these “many new projects in the pipeline” eventually get to the production line.

Porsche had earlier announced that it allocated 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to create the carmaker’s first all-electric car based on the Mission E Concept. The company’s new investment into the electric car sectors is likewise expected to generate more than 1,000 new jobs in its Zuffenhausen factory where the new cars will be produced.

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There are exciting times ahead as Dr Ing. H. C F of the Porsche Supervisory Board announced how the Mission E project is developing. Porsche will soon unveil its first ever completely electrically powered vehicle. It is anticipated that the Mission E project will have its first product launched by 2020.

Porsche is keen to show its commitment to reducing emissions and has established more than 1,000 new jobs in Stuggart-Zuffenhausen. With an investment of 700 million Euros into this site, it is clear that it is serious about sustainable growth.

The German manufacturer is creating a new assembly plant and paint shop and the current engine factory based there is being expanded to enable the production of electric engines. The body shop is also being upgraded to prepare for the next generation of green vehicles.

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Porsche has made history by launching its first all-electric four-seat sports car – the Mission E – at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Laden with the signature Porsche emotional design, this concept car boasts outstanding performance and the revolutionary practicality of the first 800-volt drive system.

The highlights of this four-door sports car include having four single seats, a driving range of more than 500 km, and system power that exceeds 600 hp (440 kW). When equipped with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, the car takes less than 3.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h.

To achieve an 80% electric charge, it only has to be plugged in for about 15 minutes. The driver can intuitively operate the instruments by gestures and by eye-tracking with some being controlled by holograms. Another advantage is that the displays automatically adjust to the driver’s position.

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Porsche AG may pursue a battery-powered vehicle as it tries to take advantage of the growing demand for greener luxury vehicles while countering the surge of Tesla Motors Inc. “Tesla has built an exceptional car,” Porsche chief executive Matthias Mueller remarked, adding that the US EV maker has a very pragmatic approach and has set the standard.

While Porsche already plans to launch its seventh model line by the end of the decade, it has yet to decide the car’s form. Porsche has said it might expand its Panamera coupe line with a smaller version or a roomier shooting brake variant.

Porsche has also said it might build a sports car slotted between the 911 and the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar and would be designed to take on Ferrari. The carmaker saw its sales surge 17 percent to 189,849 cars in 2014 and 34 percent to 14,836 cars in February.

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Although several sources confirmed an all-electric Porsche that will challenge the Tesla Model S, the German carmaker is denying such a model. According to Porsche research and development boss Wolfgang Hatz, the German carmaker is known as a sports car firm, while Tesla vehicles can’t be driven enthusiastically without losing range or performance too quickly.

He added that until the technology offers a solution for those problems, they will not be looking at launching an electric vehicle. Porsche has been testing electric versions of the Boxster since 2011, but this vehicle is still being evaluated.

So, if you don’t want an electric model from Porsche, you can get the next-generation Panamera, which will arrive in 2016. Porsche is expected to offer the Panamera with different body styles, while a smaller version of the vehicle is expected to arrive as a rival for the top-end BMW 5-Series.

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It appears that Porsche has a big surprise for Tesla as the German manufacturer is planning an all-electric version of it upcoming mid-sized five-door model. If the combustion engine versions will take on cars such as the BMW 5-Series or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the electrified version will be a rival for the Tesla Model S when it comes to range or performance.

Details are currently limited but we do know that it will use the second-generation version of the MSB platform used by the current Panamera. The electric motor which will be used by the new mid-sized model will provide a similar output to the one used by the Tesla Model S, which offers 416 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

The battery is expected to be developed in partnership with Audi, which is developing its first electric car, the R8 e-Tron. Audi R8 e-Tron will offer an all-electric range of more than 250 miles or 400 km.

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It was not a secret anymore that Porsche was working on three electric prototypes of the Boxster, right? Well, Porsche decided to reveal one of them at its museum in Suttgart. As you can see from the photo, from the outside the car looks like a standard Boxster, but under the hood everything is changed. The new car features new light components, a new electric motor, battery as well as high voltage technology.

What is more interesting is that the manufacturer guarantees the performance level of the Porsche Boxster S. For those who don’t know, the Porsche Boxster S is powered by a water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine delivering 188 kw or 255 hp and 290 Nm of torque.

This engine can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.9 seconds and to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 13.6 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 263 km/h or 163 mph. Porsche says that the Boxster e uses two electric motors delivering a total output of 180 kw and that the energy is stored in a battery with a capacity of 29 kilowatt hours.

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It was announced today by UQM Technologies, INC., a developer of alternate energy technologies, that the recently released eRUF all-electric sports car is powered by a UQM Power Phase 150 electric propulsion system.

The eRUF electric-powered sports car was developed by RUF Automobile GmbH, a well-known producer of high-performance cars and maker of the celebrated CTR-series of sports cars.

eRUF Model A can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than seven seconds and has a speed ceiling of 225 km/h (140 mph).

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It is common knowledge that important R&D departments and their technicians continue to be essential by learning all they can from the successes and mistakes of their rivals.

The latest evidence of that is the acquisition of a Tesla Roadster by the scientists of Porsche in Weissach, Germany. A spokesperson for Tesla informed Inside Line, "A Porsche senior engineer actually came over a few weeks back, and he was seriously analyzing the car in every detail."

The insider said that Porsche will have to wait for some time to take hold of a Tesla, as the carmaker is "pretty far down on the list of current orders."

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The Tesla Roadster, excluding it electric drivetrain, is less practical than a lot of other sports cars available for sale. For one it does not have sufficient space for both rear passengers and luggage.

However, the upstart carmaker has every intention to go beyond the Roadster and Model S sedan, and it is currently aiming at the Porsche 911 Turbo.

There were initial speculations that the carmaker was planning to pattern its future products on the Model S platform, beginning with a base model to a full-fledged GT, it has been mum about details of its sports cars of the future.

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