The Porsche Mission E concept took its first bow in 2015. Now, according to CAR Magazine, the car has the green light for production and will come to showrooms late in 2019 with a sub-100K price tag. A few other tantalizing details have leaked, well ahead of its arrival at Porsche Nashua.
We already knew from the concept that this was a slightly smaller sedan than the Porsche Panamera. Apparently, its performance is also intended to bridge the gap between the Porsche Panamera and the Porsche 911. Its two electric motors won’t just offer all-wheel drive; they’ll also deliver a 3.5-second 0-60 time on the way to a 155 mile per hour top speed.
Unlike Porsche hybrid models, of course, the Porsche Mission E doesn’t have a gas powertrain. This is the first step in Porsche AG’s self-imposed deadline to have all vehicles running solely on electric by 2030.
The two biggest challenges facing electric vehicles right now are range and charging time. To address the former, the car is designed for a 200-mile range. As to the latter, the Porsche Mission E is compatible with the 400-volt CCS standard, but it’s also capable of reaching an 80 percent charge in 15 minutes on an 800-volt/350 kW charger. The first of those charging stations are in the works for Porsche North America HQ in Atlanta, GA.
Porsche cars have always struck a confident balance between the classical and the cutting-edge. The graceful, flowing lines and high technology of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is evidence enough of that, and the same can be said of other vehicles, including the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid and the Porsche 919 hybrid supercar.
All of which is rather a longish way of saying that even though we’re excited to see what the future brings to Porsche vehicles, the present has plenty to offer as well. Visit Porsche Nashua at 170 Main Dunstable Road to see for yourself!