Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Porsche reveals Cayman e-volution, 'Turbo' Charging System for EVs

Porsche reveals Cayman e-volution, 'Turbo' Charging System for EVs

Capable of sprinting from 0 - 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and having a maximum range of 200 km, the Cayman e-volution concept brings together zero emissions driving along with quick recharging solutions. It is also a hint of what is to come in 2019, when Porsche will bring its first purely electric sports auto, the Mission E, into production.

Apparently this technology was also manufactured for the Cayman e-volution which not only proves its viability but also that it will likely debut alongside the new Mission E.

Porsche has revealed the Cayman e-volution, a one-off electric sports auto based on the 718 Cayman at the at the Electric Vehicle Symposium, the world's largest industry gathering on the topic of e-mobility, in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Porsche Cayman E-Volution may be just a Prototype, but it gives a pretty clear indication of what's to come from electric Porsches.

When it goes on sale it will boast an electric range of around 300 miles and will be able to recharge its battery by 80 per cent in just 15 minutes using a fast charger.

With Porsche Turbo Charging, the sports auto manufacturer is also showcasing its first ever accumulator-based fast charging system, which is capable of achieving a charging capacity of up to 320 kW per vehicle or twice 160 kW.

Porsche says these chargers will be part of a high-power, fast-charging network using a medium-voltage connection, with the sports auto manufacturer working with fellow motoring giants Ford, Audi, BMW and Daimler to create a fast-charging network throughout Europe by 2020. The introduction of battery-electric vehicles doesn't seem to faze Porsche in its mission to build some seriously gnarly sports cars, no matter how they're powered.

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