Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Porsche shows off Cayman e-volution at Electric Vehicle Symposium

Porsche shows off Cayman e-volution at Electric Vehicle Symposium

It packs an all-electric drivetrain that sends the auto 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.

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.

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

Called the Cayman e-volution, the research vehicle has been created to preview "just how sporty Porsche believes e-mobility can be".

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.

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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.

Walking past one you would be hard pressed to see many physical differences between it and the standard auto.

Porsche also displayed its Turbo Charging system, which uses an accumulator-based fast-charging setup that is capable to get up to a charging capacity of 320kw.

Porsche says these chargers will be part of a high-power, fast-charging network using a medium-voltage connection, with the sports vehicle manufacturer working with fellow motoring giants Ford, Audi, BMW and Daimler to create a fast-charging network throughout Europe by 2020.

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