Porsche Electric Car: Mission E All Set To Rival Tesla EV

Dec 02, 2016 05:06 PM EST | Mariechris Felipe

Porsche electric car, the Mission E, is developing fast. Its main mission is to defeat Tesla when it becomes available in showroom before the decade ends. Porsche has high hopes and believe that the Porsche Mission E will be as popular as the 911 estimating around 20,000 units per year in production and sales. Here's everything to know about the stunning EV Porsche is creating.

Porsche Electric Car Is Made To Succeed

Porsche is reducing on its efforts in the electric car industry, working big time on their first totally electric vehicle, the Porsche Mission E, which the brand plans to debut by 2020. Porsche's initiative comes at the perfect time when the industry begins to pay more attention to electric cars.

Mercedes-Benz already created a new brand called EQ, which has already submitted its first car. Audi is working on an SUV EV which is expected to arrive by 2018. BMW already launched their i3 and i8 and plans to launch their X3 and Mini in the near future, while the unbeatable Tesla continuously gains popularity with their Model S and X and the highly anticipated Model 3. The latter will be the mission of the Porsche Mission E to defeat.

Porsche electric car is eyeing to defeat Tesla and believes that they can. Porsche CEO Oliver Blurne, according to Business Insider, said that they expect 20,000 Porsche Mission E units to be produced and sold every year. To get an idea, Porsche doesn't always mass produce cars in huge number. In 2015, Porsche produced 31,350 units of the 911, its most popular model. So expecting the new Porsche electric car to get an annual production 20,000 units means that Porsche has very high hopes for their first EV.

Porsche Mission E Specs

The Porsche Mission E will have two permanently magnetic synchronous motors (PMSM) identical to those used in the 919 Hybrid Le Mans. The combined power gives the Misson E more than 600 hp, enough to launch from 0 to 100 kilometers per hours in just 3.5 seconds, according to InverseThe announced range exceeds 500 km and the innovative battery 800-volt lithium ion battery allows Porsche electric car to charge up to 80% in just 15 minutes.

More importantly, Porsche is finding a way for their Porsche Electric car to have the thunderous sound that people had been accustomed to the Porsche brand for decades. Reports say that Porsche buyers love the roars of their engines and expect something similar for the Porsche Mission E. Other details about Porsche electric car is still scarce. But the price is said to be along the lines of $50,000 to $200,000.

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