Tesla is well renowned Company for producing electric sports sedan with a powerful torque more than enough and at a same time pretty much friendly towards the environment. Tesla is a king when it’s come to powerful electric engine but soon Porsche is gearing to challenge Tesla kingdom.
As Porsche has announced it will begin work on an all-electric sedan, which stems from the Mission E concept car released by the German company earlier in the year. The Porsche's board has voted to send the Mission E into production by the end of the decade.
Porsche revealed today that the vehicle has indeed been given the green light for production.
“Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car,” said Porsche AG’s Dr. Wolfgang Porsche.
“Even with solely battery-powered sports cars, Porsche is remaining true to its philosophy and offering our customers the sportiest and technologically most sophisticated model in this market segment."
The car will feature two electric motors with a total of 600 horsepower - located on each axle. Those 600 horses will give the car enough juice to go from 0-62 in 3.5 seconds. A new 800-volt charging system will allow drivers a driving range distance of 310 miles. The system will also allow for shorter charging times.
Along with the production of the car, Porsche is also planning on expanding their engine factory to make room for electric motors and building a new assemby plant - a $762 million investment over the next few years that will be dedicated to the Mission E and their next generation of sports cars.
Porsche says that the Mission E’s lithium-ion battery pack is good for roughly 310 miles per charge. In addition, the vehicle can be hooked up to an 800-volt charger that can give the battery 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes.