Electric Porsche Mission E ConceptSeptember 16, 2015
Porsche says that the all-electric, four-door and four-seat Mission E Concept is what the Porsche of tomorrow might look like.
At the same time – at the Frankfurt Motor Show – Porsche is revealing the new generation of the 911 Carrera, with turbocharged engines providing more torque and a 12 per cent improvement in fuel economy.
The four-door, four-seat electric Porsche Mission E concept car shows how Porsche envisions the future of the electric sports car. The Mission E has two electric motors, all-wheel drive, it develops a total power of over 600hp, is capable of a 0-62mph time of under 3.5 seconds, and has a driving range of over 300 miles.
Porsche claims that the 800 volt battery charging system – double the voltage compared to today’s electric vehicles that operate at 400 volts – reduces charging time to just slightly longer than it takes to fill a car’s fuel tank today. At the quick charge station, it takes just over fifteen minutes to provide enough charge for around 80 per cent of the total range.
The car can also be connected to a conventional 400-volt quick-charging station, or it can be replenished at home in the garage via inductive charging by simply parking over a coil embedded in the floor of the garage from which the energy is transferred without cables to a coil on the car’s underbody.
Meanwhile the new generation 911 Carrera makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with new turbocharged engines.