Porsche Mission E: Porsche's Stunning Tesla Rival

Jan 14, 2017 11:26 PM EST | BC Tabotabo

Porsche is making a beautiful, all-electric car that will rival Tesla. It's called the Mission E and will start production in 2020.

The Porsche Mission E was officially approved for production sometime in 2015. It was initially unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was hinted to be available in 2020.

The Mission E will be the German automobile manufacturer's first electric production car. It is designed to have an output of over 600 horsepower and expected to accelerate to 62 MPH in less than 3.5 seconds! The car manufacturer is also designing it so that it can drive up to 310 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge. Meanwhile, Tesla Model S P100D is said to have a range of 315 miles over one single charge.

The automobile manufacturer is really focusing on the electric sports car's battery technology. They are currently testing a lithium-ion battery. It will extend to the entire length of the car so that its weight will be evenly distributed. The car is also designed to support inductive charging so that the driver can park it over a base plate to charge and power it back up.

The German automobile manufacturer has placed the car's charging port in the front fender. It is made for an 800-volt charger. The automaker claims that it will charge 80% in only 15 minutes, allowing for a full charge in less than 20 minutes.

The Porsche Mission E will also have wide tires. Its front wheels will be 21 inches wide while the rear wheels will be 22 inches. The cherry on the top is it will come with rear suicide doors, making the car extra sporty.

The sports car will come with an OLED instrument cluster that will have eye tracking technology. If the driver wants to activate any menu on the display, he or she will just have to look at it then press a corresponding button on the steering wheel. The digital instrument cluster will also be able to track the driver's movement. This will allow the instrument panel to also shift and adjust in the event that the driver moves his or her position.

The car will have a touchscreen display that will have gesture control. In addition, the car will no longer have exterior mirrors. In its place will be cameras which can live-stream the car's surroundings on a display that will be placed on the windshield.

The Porsche Mission E will begin production in at 3-years-time with no mention yet of when the car will be available. Porsche is owned by German automaker Volkswagen. They plan to introduce up to 30 hybrid or full-electric vehicles by 2025. This is in response to the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Will they be able to come up with a car that can beat Elon Musk's Tesla?

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