PORSCHE has pulled the covers off an all-electric version of its Cayman sports car.
Called the Cayman e-volution, the research vehicle has been created to preview “just how sporty Porsche believes e-mobility can be”.
Unveiled at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) in Stuttgart, the Cayman e-volution boasts a 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds – which is more than a second faster than a petrol-powered Cayman S – and a range of 124 miles.
The Cayman e-volution also hints at what to expect from the Porsche’s forthcoming Mission E electric sports car, which will go into production in 2019.
Porsche claims that the Mission E will be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge, and that its batteries can be topped up to 80 per cent capacity in just 15 minutes.
Also showcased at EVS was Porsche Turbo Charging, an accumulator-based fast-charging system that can reach a charging capacity of up to 320kW. With two electric vehicles plugged in, each car will be able to draw up to 160kW.
Porsche says the system will be used as a supplement to high-power fast-charging networks with a medium-voltage connection.
The German sports car manufacturer will work in collaboration with Audi, BMW, Daimler and Ford to build a fast-charging network on major European traffic routes by 2020.