The stage is set, and the Porsche Mission E electric car is confirmed to arrive on the markets at some point in the future. The famed automaker have made it clear that the first all-electric Porsche will indeed be seen on the roads, to rival others such as the highly-anticipated Tesla.
The sleek, smooth lines of Porsche that translate into an emotional design will be hiding pure eco-friendly energy beneath the frame. The company is steering into a future where cars across the streets won’t be working on fuel that is damaging to our atmosphere. Instead, they’re creating something that maintains their stature, trademark design, and is also beneficial to the world.
€1 billion and 1,000 new jobs
The Porsche Mission E was presented as a concept car for the first time at the Frankfurt International Motor Show back in September. Now, the rumors came to life, and it was confirmed that the electric car will be starting production. The automaker will be reportedly investing up to $1,08 billion (€1 billion) in the making of their electric car, along with adding another 1,000 jobs.
Investments are being shifted toward a greener future. According to deputy chairman of Porsche, Uwe Huck, they’re “driving flat out with no speed restrictions into the automotive and industrial future.”. They’re aggressively adding more staff, and expanding their existing facility in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. However, given that it’s an addition and not a replacement, this means that the automaker plans to introduce electric cars in increments.
Not all their fossil-fueled vehicles will be scrapped.
Instead, they will be expanding and enhancing their services, with a new paint shop, assembly plant, and, of course, an engine factory that will see to the creation of the electric motors. They are preparing themselves to take on this eco-friendly project. In light of still branding the name Porsche though, the battery-powered vehicle will also have to meet some pretty amazing specs.
0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds
The Porsche Mission E will have a total system output of 440 kW, which drives their performance figures through the roof. According to official statements, the electric vehicle will run from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds. It may change from its fossil-fueled power, but it seems the charm of the beautifully-handling Porsche will still be there.
The upcoming model will be powered by a 800 Volt charging unit. It will be able to drive for 500 km (310 miles) without stop, and it will take a mere 15 minutes to charge up to 80%, thanks to the lithium-ion battery. Plus, Porsche will also be offering the option of wireless charging while the car is sitting idly in the garage.
No date has been confirmed for the release of the sleek, battery-powered Mission E. But, according to Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, they’re making a clear statement that their company intends on keeping its front line position among sports cars.
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