Porsche Taycan chosen as name for production Mission E

Porsche continues to prepare its assault on Tesla, and on Friday the German automaker announced the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Porsche Taycan (pronounced “tie-con”).

Likely to be unveiled later in 2018—possibly at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show—the Taycan will square off with the Tesla Model S, though it will also face competition in the form of Jaguar’s I-Pace and even its crosstown cousin, the Audi e-tron, when it arrives in the U.S. The teaser video below hints at the car’s electric sound.

A quick refresher: The Taycan is a sport sedan with an electric powertrain riding on a Porsche-developed platform code-named J1. This is not the same platform that Audi’s e-tron electric SUV uses, but the Audi e-tron GT will likely inherit these bones.