We finally have some update on Porsche’s Mission-E. Car Magazine reports that the highly anticipated four-door electric sports car will be on sale by the end of 2019 and will sit between Panamera and 911 in Porsche’s lineup. The car would be priced from $85000. That’s a similar price as an entry level Panamera. Just like other Porsche models it will be available in numerous variants with different electric motors and battery capacities. The car could also spawn different body styles in the long run.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said that the project was on schedule and prototypes would be heading out on public tests soon. “We are in series engineering phase,” he added.
Following the emissions scandal, the VW Group is pushing for electrification – even sports car brands like Porsche aren’t being spared. Inputs gathered from the Mission-E will help Porsche electrify its entire range including the 911 and 718. In fact, it could also help bring the Porsche 918 successor sooner.
While, details about the powertrain are scarce, it is rumored that Porsche might use the same 600 hp, 800 volt powertrain from the Mission-E concept on the production car. However, to really beat Tesla at its own game, Porsche will have to dial up the power. Considering, the Mission-E is claimed to go 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds, that’s still less than the Tesla Model S. Also, we should not forget that Elon Musk has claimed that the new Tesla Roadster will be even faster. Blume also claimed that the Mission-E will be able to charge to 80% in 15 minutes with 350 kW fast charging.
Blume also insisted that the aesthetics aren’t going to change much from the concept. “The design is fixed,” he said. “It is very close to what you saw two years ago at Frankfurt. It will be exciting but a bit different from the concept.”
We can’t wait to finally see what Porsche will bring as its first all electric sports car.
Source: Car Magazine