Do you remember the Porsche Mission E concept? The electric sedan that wowed everyone at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show?
It looked like something that wasn’t purely a concept at the show, but now Porsche has officially green light the Mission E for production. We won’t have to wait long to see it, either. The company promises it will be ready to go by the end of the decade.
As for the specifics, Porsche says it will have 600 horsepower and will be able to hit 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. The production Mission E’s range should be over 300 miles, too. The company is also developing an 800-volt charger for the car that should allow for an 80 percent charge in right around 15 minutes. Owners will also have the option to charge their cars wireless if plans for an induction coil set in the garage floor pan out.
Even though it will be a major departure for the brand, Porsche’s chairman Dr. Oliver Blume promised it would still drive like a Porsche.
“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,” he said in the release.