Porsche builds electric Cayman to showcase new EV tech


Porsche's latest EV is one of those.

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.

The company has brought there the Cayman e-volution - not a concept per se, but more of a research vehicle that signals the introduction of the 800 volts charging voltage system, all the while retaining the classic sports auto credentials, with an acceleration to 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.3 seconds and a range of 200 kilometers.

You know it's a weird time when Porsche builds an awesome Cayman and that's not even the thing it wants you to pay attention to. With a range in excess of 300 miles and a charger that can replenish up to 80 percent of a battery's charge in just 15 minutes, it won't just be a performer in terms of output and acceleration.

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.

The good news is that it previews the impressive technology that will be introduced with the upcoming electric Porsche Mission E sports sedan. It's a 800-volt system, compared to a Tesla Supercharger's current 480-volt system that can provide up to 120 kW of power per vehicle. The system is to be used as a supplement to high-power fast charging network with medium voltage connection.

So while this concept will remain exactly that, it's a great hint at things to come. With two electric vehicles plugged in, each auto will be able to draw up to 160kW.