Porsche built an electric Cayman concept that's surprisingly quick

Some of the most interesting cars never leave the concept phase.

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.

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.

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Porsche also used the Electric Vehicle Symposium to show off what it calls Porsche Turbo Charging, which has nothing to do with turbochargers.

The Cayman e-volution also hints at what to expect from the Porsche's forthcoming Mission E electric sports vehicle, which will go into production in 2019.

Porsche has developed an electric Cayman.

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Based on the 718 Cayman but coming with an all-electric powertrain, this model won't be going into production, but the German carmaker said: "does give an early indication of just how sporty Porsche believes e-mobility can be". This new type of charging system can replenish batteries in a hurry with a 320-kW charging capacity, more than twice that of Tesla's Supercharger system. Porsche sticks by its original claim that the Mission E will be able to charge to 80 percent capacity in just 15 minutes.

What's even better news about this system is that it will be amiable across the higher-trafficked areas of Europe and is being made in collaboration with the VW Group, Mercedes, BMW and Ford, which means cars by these companies will also be able to create cars that are compatible with it.

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