Porsche is looking to dive into the all-electric car market and challenge Tesla with their new Mission E automobile. Porsche originally unveiled the Mission E as a concept car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September of 2015. But now the sleek and powerful Mission E is hitting the open road by 2019. Porsche boss Oliver Blume said the Mission E is “very close to what you saw two years ago at Frankfurt, but the new model “will be exciting but a bit different from the concept.”
Porsche’s electric four-door sedan will be completely powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology and have a range of more than 300 miles. The battery will extend for the full length of the car so the weight is distributed equally. The battery will push the Mission E concept to a top speed of 155 mph. The Mission E can zoom from 0 to 62 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds compared to Tesla’s Model S P100D which can rocket from 0 to 60 in just 2.5 seconds. The exquisite automobile will have dual-motors with four-wheel drive and 911-like four-wheel steering.
Porsche flaunts an incredible new high-speed EV charging station that can refuel the car to a 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes. Porsche’s 350kW fast-charging station features inductive charging tech which enables the car to be charged simply by having the Mission E parking the car over the charging base plate in a garage. Once parked, the battery begins to repower automatically. The battery can also be charged at a conventional charging station or with cable.
Inside the Mission E, it offers a menu that utilizes built-in eye-tracking technology. A camera will detect where a driver is looking and determine what instrument on the dashboard that the driver wants to use. The driver then confirms the selection by pressing a button on the steering wheel.
When it goes on sale in 2019, the Porsche Mission E will cost between $80,000-$90,000, roughly the same of the “entry-level Panamera.” The price point puts it competitive with the Tesla Model S 100D (with 335 miles of range) at the pricetag of $87,200.