All-Electric Four-Door Porsche Set for Production
Remember the Porsche Mission E concept from this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show? Well, the venerable marque has decided to green-light production. So please raise your glass with me in welcoming the Mission E to the world’s greatest lineup.
Obviously, Porsche has learned a lot from its web-spinning hybrid, the 918 Spyder, because they’re charging into the all-electric four-door fray. The new Porsche is expected to have a roughly 311-mile range, thanks to the 800-volt wireless charging system. And it should only take about 15 minutes for an 80-percent charge.
But it’s a Porsche, so it has to move. Right?
Right. According to Gizmag, (who has officially called the Mission E one of their top concept cars of the year):
At Frankfurt, the Mission E concept was powered by a pair of permanent magnet synchronous motors teaming up for about 590 hp (440 kW). That power number and the acceleration estimate of 3.5 seconds for the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint aren’t quite in the same league as the world class 918, but they’re nothing to scoff at and sound about right for an all-electric Porsche four-seater.
To help achieve such performance and efficiency, the concept employs a series of air inlets and outlets. It even has four-point matrix LED headlights connected to the air inlets. Nice.
Porsche is throwing more big money into their Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen production center to crank out the new electric car by the end of the decade. So we’ll have to cheers again then. Deal?
Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>
Photos [C.C. Weiss/Gizmag]