Thursday, 19 July, 2018

One-Off Porsche Cayman e-volution Revealed

Sherri Watson | 13 October, 2017, 01:07

Although only a prototype, the Porsche Cayman E-Volution - which is on display this week at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Stuttgart - gives an idea of where Porsche may be heading.

Porsche unveiled the Cayman E-volution concept at the 2017 Electric Vehicle Symposium.

The new Porsche Cayman e-volution shows how electric cars can be sporty despite being weighed down by batteries. It packs an all-electric drivetrain that sends the vehicle to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, more than a second quicker than the current 718 Cayman S. Its battery only lasts about 125 miles between charges, but that's fine, because it's never going into series production.

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.

And it's an electric powertrain which can cope with the new 800v charging system Porsche is offering in the Mission-E which will charge - to 80 per cent - in not a lot longer than it'd take to stick in 20 gallons of unleaded at the pump.

It's being referred to as the "Porsche Turbo Charging" which claims to be able to juice up to 320kW per vehicle. The system is a collaborative development between Porsche Engineering and ADS-TEC, and is particularly suitable for use in areas where the distribution system is subject to power limitations. The system can also be used by those that need a fast charging station but only have medium voltage connections. 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. You can find out more details about this one off electric Porsche at the link below.