The German sports car maker Porsche announced to build the Mission E electric car the company unveiled at the FAA 2015.
600 horsepower and 310 miles. These are the key numbers Porsche wants to take on Tesla's Model S. The Porsche Mission E concept car was unveiled in September at the FAA 2015. Porsche announced on Dec. 4 to take the Mission E into production.
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Porsche will in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen create more than 1,000 new jobs and invest 700 million euros in its main site there.
The Mission E will goes from 0 to 100 km/h in under 3.5s, which is slower than the Tesla Model S in ludicrous mode.
Charged via an 800-volt charger unit specially developed for the car, which is twice as powerful as today's quick-charge systems, the lithium-ion batteries integrated within the vehicle floor have enough power again for 80 percent of the range after just 15 minutes. The vehicle can optionally be 'refueled' wirelessly by induction via a coil set into the garage floor.
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."
The big issue is that Porsche and electric car fans have to wait until end of the decade for the Mission E. This gives Tesla 4 years to innovate. Given the short time Elon Musk's car company needed to become the leading electric car company, a 2020 Tesla Model S is likely a flying electric car.
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I am a big Porsche fan, but the design of the Mission E has not triggered the usual emotions I feel looking at a Porsche. The company needs to improve the look of the car to have the same appeal as an Porsche 911. It looks though better than a Panamera, that is also worth something.