People flipped over the Mission E when Porsche revealed the concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was stylish, it was powerful, it was electric, and now it’s going to be real.
Dr. Oliver Blume, Porsche’s Chairman: “We are resolutely taking on the challenge of electric mobility. Even with solely battery-powered sports cars, Porsche is remaining true to its philosophy and offering our customers the sportiest and technologically most sophisticated model in this market segment.”
The team behind the Mission E learned from electric predecessors, with all-wheel steering (like the 911 Carrera S) and the battery in the underbody (like the Tesla Model S). But the German company’s made points to improve upon certain qualities. the With its 800V charging system, Porsche says 250+ miles are possible in only 15 minutes. That steps over Tesla’s 480V system that makes for 170 miles in 30 minutes. In some areas, it’s playing catching up. Such is the case with acceleration, given its 0-62 MPH in 3.5 seconds, compared to Tesla P90D’s 0-60 MPH in 2.8 seconds.
But the most important fact at hand is that we’re one step closer to the stylishly smooth vehicular future of Minority Report.