Porsche has confirmed that it will build a production version of the Mission E concept car that was unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. If all goes as planned, Porsche expects it to enter production by the end of the decade.
The Mission E concept car previews Porsche’s rival to the Tesla Model S with its sexy four-door shape, a driving range over 300 miles and over 600 horsepower on tap. Porsche estimates a 0-62 mph time under 3.5 seconds and a quick re-charging time. When charged using an 800-volt charger unit which is planned to be specially developed for the car, the lithium-ion batteries could be recharged to the 80 percent level after just 15 minutes. Wireless induction charging is also being developed, which will do away with the pesky charging wires that today’s EVs have to deal with.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG: “With Mission E, we are making a clear statement about the future of the brand. Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car.”