Porsche has taken the wraps off a bespoke Cayman e-volution at the 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Stuttgart, Germany. Alongside the Cayman EV, the German carmaker also revealed their new fast-charging system, called the Porsche Turbo Charging.
The one-off Cayman has been developed to preview Porsche’s electric competency before the all-electric Mission E arrives in a couple of years. The electric Cayman has a range of 200kilometres and will be capable of doing a 0-100kmph sprint in 3.3 seconds, boasts the Stuttgart-based carmaker. The battery pack uses a charging voltage of 800volts in the electric two-seater.
The Cayman e-volution will never go into production. However, it does provide us with an early glimpse of what can be expected from the first all-electric Porsche arriving in 2019. Porsche claims that the Mission E will boast of an even larger range of 500kilometres and will be able to charge itself to 80 per cent in 15 minutes. The four-door Mission E was spotted testing just recently.
Porsche also uses the Cayman e-volution to showcase its new fast-charging system. The Turbo Charging accumulator is capable of achieving a charging capacity of up to 320kW per vehicle. The system is a collaborative development between Porsche and ADS-TEC. It will be particularly suitable for areas where the distribution system is subjected to power limitations. The system is to be used as a supplement to high-power fast charging network with medium voltage connection. One of these networks will be built on major European traffic routes by 2020 in a joint venture between Porsche, Audi, BMW, Daimler and Ford.