The Porsche Mission E
The Stuttgart brand clearly emphasizes on its vision of e-mobility with the Porsche Mission E.
Porsche has been offering the plug-in hybrid versions of the Panamera, Cayenne and its most- successful 911 hybrid. The 919 Hybrid won the Le Mans 2015, beating its rival Audi for the first time since 1998.
A full electric sports car was on the cards from Porsche and Mission E serves its purpose. Porsche unveiled its first All Electric Mission E concept car at IAA Frankfurt in December 2015. Mission E has a stunning design with striking edges and it was also awarded â€œThe Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Yearâ€ at the International Automobile Festival.
A good news is that Porsche has confirmed that it will be pumping in more than a billion dollars to bring the Mission E into production. Porsche is also looking to depose Tesla from the No.1 position in the EV industry with its first all-electric vehicle.
The specs truly defines Porscheâ€™s philosophy:
- AccelerationÂ 0-100 km/h < 3.5 secAccelerationÂ 0-200 km/h < 12 sec
- Top speedÂ > 250 km/h
- PowerÂ > 440 kW (> 600 hp)
- RangeÂ > 500 km (300 Miles)
- System voltageÂ 800 V
- Charging timeÂ 80% in < 15 min
A Comparison between the Model S and the Mission E
The Mission E loses to its closest rival Tesla Model S Ludicrous P90D in the acceleration time (0-60 km/h) by 0.7 of a second and also on peak power.
Model S: 2-0 :Mission E
But the Porsche wins in on the range and charging time. The Mission E clocks 300 miles which is greater than the longest range Tesla Model S 90D (270 miles). The Germans are also Â working on an 800 Volt charger to top off the tank with 80% in just 15 minutes which is unheard of in the EV industry compared to Teslaâ€™s 300 miles of range in one hour in a supercharger station
Model S: 2-2 :Mission E
Design, Technology and Performance
The Counter opening doors and the four single bucket-type racing seats reveal the purism and openness of Porsche. The flat hood at the front and rear fenders resembles Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car. The assistance systems consist of Matrix LED headlight units and virtual exterior mirrors (cameras) with integrated sensors. The Mission E has a height of only 1.3m symbolizing the styling of a true sports car.
Porsche has used PSM high performance motor (Permanently excited Synchronous Machine) to develop a system voltage of 800 V. It has a motor on each axle and develops a total power of more than 600 hp. Also, the range of 300 miles has never been matched in the history of electric vehicles. The latest lithium-ion battery is placed axially under the body and it offers plenty of cabin space.
Moreover, the company claims the Mission E has an extremely low center of gravity which offers good ride and handling characteristics. Porsche has done really well to bring a four seated sedan to match the performance of a true sports car.
“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.” said Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG.
The Final Verdict
Model S: 2-3 :Mission E
Mission E is undeniably The Porsche of tomorrow
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