- The Mission E was showcased as an concept at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015
- The Mission E is due for a launch by 2020
- It will come with a travel range of 500 kms on a single charge
Almost three years ago, Porscheannounced to the world its plan to launch an all-electric vehicle in the form of Mission E electric roadster. The first 100 per cent electrically powered Porsche; the Mission E is due for a launch by 2020. According to officials at Porsche, the Mission E is “beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports car.” And to confirm this, spy shots of the Mission E were recently caught testing in sub-zero temperature along with the 911.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Porsche AG said, “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.”
From the spy shots, not much has changed from the concept that was showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. However, it does come with minor changes in the form of the flat nose on the front fascia, raked and flowing roofline on the A-pillar. The test mule also comes with extended roof top allowing added space for the passengers.
Now talking about the electric motors, the Porsche Mission E will come with an 800-volt electric system that boasts for a travel range of almost 500 kms on a single charge. This can be in turn charged to 80 per cent in just 15 minutes. Now, that’s ultra-quick! With a total output of over 600 bhp, the Mission E can travel from a standstill to 100kmph in under 3.5 seconds. Plans are under way for optional equipment that will allow the Mission E to be ‘refueled’ wirelessly by induction via a coil which the owner could have installed beneath the garage floor.