It’s finally confirmed, first electric Porsche, named 2019 Porsche Mission E will go into a series production. Tesla currently holds the crown as the best electric car manufacturer in the World, all thanks to their Model S which proven that electric cars don’t have to be dull or have a really short range. Because of the Models S, there are now more manufacturers who are trying to dethrone it and one of these is actually Porsche.
The German high performance car manufacturer released a concept car a few months ago with the Mission E which is expected to be released on the market as the 2019 Porsche Mission E. This new model not only showcases Porsche’s next design scheme but it also gives them a competitor for the current electric car leader, Tesla.
The Mission E is expected to be based on an all new carbon fiber chassis which could also underpin a few other electric models. This will likely be built in cooperation with Audi and it will be made mostly out of carbon fiber in order to keep the weight as low as possible. The car will feature all of its batteries inside a carbon fiber skate-like chassis on which the body will be mounted.
Sporty Design – Inside and Outside look
The exterior of the 2019 Porsche Mission E will be unique and quite impressive, especially since the concept showcased a few months ago is nothing short of amazing. The car features an all new design scheme which may also be carried over on the future generations of the Panamera or Cayenne. The front end is aggressive and it feature fully LED lit headlights with four LED clusters each.
The bumper has a rather low carbon fiber splitter and the concept runs on massive wheels which will likely be downsized to 20 or 21 inches on the production model. Also, the suicide doors from the concept will likely not be available on the production car but the low and wide stance and the rather short back end will be carried over to it.
Inside the cabin we expect the 2019 Porsche Mission E to feature just as much room as the Panamera but instead of having to deal with a large center tunnel used by the driveshaft, the car will feature a rather flat floor which will allow the passengers to enjoy more space. Also, the futuristic design of the concept is expected to be carried over, especially since it already follows Porsche’s design scheme with the wide center console and the rather clean design of the cabin.
Upgraded performance & Engine
Instead of a usual petrol or diesel engine, the 2019 Porsche Mission E will be the first full electric car Porsche ever made. However, unlike the Tesla which uses one or two engines to provide power, the Mission E will have installed four electric motors, one in each wheel. This will not only allow Porsche to give the car a true torque-vectoring system but it will also reduce weight by removing the usual transmission of the car. This type of system will also allow for a more efficient energy recovering system which will further improve its range.
In terms of power, the car is expected to make 600 horsepower and more than 600 lb-ft of torque which should be enough for a 0 to 60 MPH time of 3.5 seconds. While this is slower than the Tesla, it will compensate with a higher top speed and a faster
|Under the Hood|
|Type||two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM)|
|Driving distance||500 km (310 miles)|
|0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)||3.5 seconds|
2019 Porsche Mission E Price & Release date
The release date of the production model will be closer to 2018 and while it will not be identical to the current concept, it will certainly borrow a lot of design cues.
The price, while still unknown, will have to be in the $150,000 range in order for the car to be competitive and even at this price point it will have a tough time due to the most powerful trim level of the Model S.