Porsche Mission E will be the first fully electric model from the German brand; likely to produce more than 600 hp and have over 530 km range
Porsche announced plans for the production model based on Mission E concept in 2016. Following the electric assault will be an SUV with coupe-ish design philosophy sitting as the second project in the Mission E range. Reminiscing the leaked global product outline in 2016, the upcoming electric sports car won’t take long before it gets on song full-swing as the production version will come to light towards the end of 2019 in the international markets.
Said to be an “exclusive sports car which sets new standards as the sportiest” in its class, the all-electric model is expected to enter India before the end of this decade reportedly. It was confirmed by Porsche India’s Director Pavan Shetty, back in October 2017 to a news media that, charging stations will be established across its local sales outlets prior to the launch.
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The test mules have previewed the whole idea behind the new project as the exterior will have several similarities to the concept version and the teased images from the production floor reflect the same. However, certain underpinnings could be adapted from the Cayenne like the chassis components.
The exterior will stand in line with the Mission E concept’s smooth flowing design language. Porsche’s EVs will use dual electric motors whereas Audi will elect to go with three motors in the e-tron which will correspond to the size of the Mission E. It will have large trunk space up front as well by being an electric model.
The Audi Q6 e-tron concept used three motors to derive electrical power: one was mounted up front transferring drive to the front axle while the other two housed in the rear will help rotate the rear wheels. Despite both automakers’ platform would allow for four-wheel drive system, Audi could opt for the same above-said configuration.
In the light of Porsche reportedly confirming the production version of the Mission E concept for India, further electric vehicle launches from the brand will depend on how well the sales performances are and the future scopes depend on. Porsche is in for a tough fight against not only electric vehicles from the Volkswagen Group but also Jaguar Land Rover which is preparing a major electric assault.
The Porsche Mission E concept comprises of two electric motors in similar configuration as the 919 Hybrid race car that competed in Le Mans two years ago in the premiere LMP1 class. It develops over 600 hp courtesy of the 800-volt charging technology and features all-wheel drive. The all-wheel steering helps establishing 0-100 kmph run in under 3.5 seconds before reaching the 200 kmph mark in just 12 seconds.
The road-going Porsche Mission E will be manufactured at the company’s base in Stuttgart, Germany. It has had 531 km driving range when showcased as a concept while the production Mission E could be good enough for over 320 km and the high capacity battery should get to 80 percent in just quarter of an hour. The concept version adorned curved OLED display and Level 4 autonomous driving technology. They are expected to enter production as well.
Porsche is definitely targetting the Tesla Model S with the Mission E and in fact it was caught at the Nurburgring doing benchmark test and high-speed runs. The development of the Mission E has recently taken it to Sweden for cold weather simulations and despite boasting a fake exhaust system, it previewed the muscular wheel arches, signature bonnet style and conventional doors of the production version.