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Old 12-23-2017, 12:34 AM
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Forgive my ignorance please. I have a 911 and am planning to move to a 4 door in the next year or so. I have been dreaming of a car that fits somewhere between a 911 and a panamera, so it sounds like the size of the mission e would be perfect. I'm concerned about losing out on the wonderful porsche exhaust note.. Will there be no sound out all? I am completely new to the electric car scene obviously. I just can't imagine driving around in a perfectly silent car...even if it does go around corners well...my happiest moments are when I am accelerating out of a curve and just get to hear that exhaust rev up to the red line. I just can't imagine it being silent. Am I missing something?
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My Bolt EV and Tesla's make virtually no noise - other than wind noise and road noise at speed. I love a good exhaust note - they sound soooooo good in my rear view mirror - but I don't miss the noise one bit! It's part of the new reality that the exhaust note is soon to be in our past - just like horse farts.
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the instant torque and throttle response will more than make up for the lack of exhaust note - recommend you test Drive a Tesla Model S P100D - if you find that unacceptable from a performance point of view (and lack of exhaust note) you won't be a customer for the Mission E…but I'm 4 years in to driving EV's and consider people's concerns about exhaust note to be "quaint".
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“Quaint” LOL
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it is like riding on golf cart.....
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Take the muffler off of your washing machine to hear the raw, unfiltered sound of an electric motor...
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I love silent power more than the rumble of my 928 or Cayenne.
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My DD is a two year old P90DL which I can't recommend enough for that purpose. My dealer lent me 2016 Panamera GTS while the TTS was being serviced. P feels like a boat and the engine while making a glorious sound makes no sense as a DD powertrain. If you want a sports car stick to a 911 if in the porsche brand. If you want a four door DD consider one of the electrics coming to market but first go drive a Tesla MS P trim. I honestly can't daily drive an ICE anymore. I get enormous joy out of the TTS every time I drive it because of the handling and the skill needed to properly drive the Turbo hard-ish. The Tesla is just 100% efficient at getting you around and it's also lightning quick so not losing that hair raising legal fun.
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EV daily driver lightening quick - drive the DD to the track and hop in my GT3 and flog the beast at the track!
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Originally Posted by daveo4porsche
My Bolt EV and Tesla's make virtually no noise - other than wind noise and road noise at speed. I love a good exhaust note - they sound soooooo good in my rear view mirror - but I don't miss the noise one bit! It's part of the new reality that the exhaust note is soon to be in our past - just like horse farts.
Haha!

I haven't found a sports exhaust for the Tesla, yet.

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I love silent power more than the rumble of my 928 or Cayenne.
Me, too! I find that driving electrically is very addictive. Once I drove a Model S, traditional cars lost their appeal - even though they may be better made.

There will be tons of new models coming from the traditional auto makers in the coming years. But they still have no charging infrastructure - unlike Tesla, which occupies many good locations already, and is expanding its charging network at a rapid pace.
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You laugh but in China most Western cars are duplicated and sold as low quality replicas.

For the Tesla the two "improvements" were 1. adding an LCD badge on the front so you could design your own and 2. speakers with a choice of digital exhaust tracks to play as you drive (a la Audi
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There will be tons of new models coming from the traditional auto makers in the coming years. But they still have no charging infrastructure - unlike Tesla, which occupies many good locations already, and is expanding its charging network at a rapid pace.
Just to clarify... "charging infrastructure" requires a few parking spaces, a 240V source, a charger and point of sale device to collect money. We're not talking about digging a hole in the ground to install premium, regular and diesel tanks, pumps and a mini-mart. If the demand comes, the infrastructure should be pretty quick as capital investment is pretty minimal.
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Originally Posted by lbcgolf
Just to clarify... "charging infrastructure" requires a few parking spaces, a 240V source, a charger and point of sale device to collect money. We're not talking about digging a hole in the ground to install premium, regular and diesel tanks, pumps and a mini-mart. If the demand comes, the infrastructure should be pretty quick as capital investment is pretty minimal.
Sounds easy, until you actually have to find the locations, lease the spots, route enough power, build the stations and maintain the whole setup. Perhaps you may also need to enforce parking rules for people who don't charge. And so on.

Tesla is 5 years ahead in the game.
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