Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Porsche Develops One Off Electric Cayman E-Volution

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.

Porsche is working on their new Mission E electric supercar and now the company has developed a one off electric Cayman, The Porsche Cayman E-volution.

Looking like a pretty bog-standard pre-718 Cayman, the E-Volution comes with a graphic on the side which says "Turbo Charging".

The Porsche Mission-E electric sports saloon is only just around the corner, but it's starting to look like Porsche are further down the line withy electric versions of their sports cars than we perhaps realised. With a charging voltage of 800 volts, the Cayman e-volution concept can be recharged to 80-percent capacity in just 15 minutes according to Porsche.

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 say if this vehicle had been built, it would be able to get from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds - which is faster than the current Cayman S production model - and have a range of 124 miles. The system can also be used by those that need a fast charging station but only have medium voltage connections.

The German sports auto manufacturer will work in collaboration with Audi, BMW, Daimler and Ford to build a fast-charging network on major European traffic routes by 2020.

It has an all-electric range of around 125 miles and can sprint from zero to 60mph in just 3.3 seconds.

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