Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo confirmed
Porsche has flicked the switch on its second fully-electric vehicle.
The German sports car maker has officially confirmed a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept will join the all-electric Taycan in showrooms.
Expected to be called the Taycan Cross Turismo when it launches in 2020, it will share the fundamentals with the four-door sedan - including a 450kW electric powertrain and rapid 800V charging capacity - but will borrow the high-riding stance and wagon body style from the concept car that made its debut at this year's Geneva motor show.
Porsche claims both Taycan models will have a driving range of approximately 500km and that its battery pack can be recharged to within 80 per cent capacity in just 15 minutes.
It has also hinted that it will be accessible, with a starting price between the Cayenne SUV and Panamera limousine somewhere around $150,000.
The Taycan range is part of Porsche's $10 billion investment in electric mobility by 2022, which is expected to include a wider range of plug-in hybrid models including the next-generation 911 that is due to be revealed in final production form at the Los Angeles motor show in November.
Porsche says the Taycan project has created 1200 new jobs at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
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