Porsche Cayman e-volution electric concept paves the way for the future

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Porsche's latest is an all-electric Cayman that can charge almost three-times faster than a Tesla Supercharger. It's a research vehicle that can charge at a massive rate.

Porsche has built an electric Cayman show auto to promote Porsche Turbo Charging, which is not the technology that makes the new GT2 RS so damn fast, but instead the manufacturer's first ever accumulator-based fast charging system for electric cars. The e-volution, which appears to be based on the last-generation Cayman, not the current 718 model, is capable of accelerating from 0-60 miles per hour (100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds.

The vehicle comes with a range of 200 kilometers and a 0 to 62 miles per hour rime of just 3.3 seconds. Performance specs are yet to be announced, but the initial concept was fitted with a 440kW four-wheel drive powertrain when it was shown in 2015.

The new Cayman e-volution features the Porsche's new Turbo Charging system which accumulator-based fast charging system that can charge up to a capacity of 320kW per vehicle and has a charging voltage of 800V. Porsche, Audi, BMW, Daimler and Ford are putting their combined might behind just such a network, which will use a medium-voltage connection to offer high-power electric vehicle charging on major European roads by 2020. The system is designed by Porsche Engineering and ADS-Tec. The Cayman e-volution though is a precursor to the main event, the Porsche Mission E electric sedan which will arrive in 2019 and is expected to make use of Porsche's new turbo charging system.

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