A bit of a bold statement, don't you think?
The folks from Automobile Magazine had a nice chat with a Porsche engineer about the Mission E concept and how it will morph into a production version. He revealed the all-electric model from Stuttgart is going to be a “true Porsche through and through” and at the same time will be “something special.”
That being said, the most interesting statement was made by another Porsche guy, a product manager who mentioned the production-ready Mission E will be “something entirely different than any of its competitors.” He went on to describe Tesla’s Ludicrous mode as being nothing more than a “façade” because it drains the entire battery after only two uses. He promised the Mission E won’t lose battery juice so fast and owners will be able to “run it hard, over and over; the battery will not overheat, the power control module will not overheat, and the seats will not suck.”
It’s not known at this point whether the Porsche EV will get its own Ludicrous Mode, but seeing as how Audi is working on something similar, it might happen. The zero-emissions Porsche is expected to put on a production suit in 2019 or 2020 and will keep most of the concept’s design and specs. That means it will have more than 600 electrified ponies (440 kilowatts) and a battery pack with enough energy for a maximum range of around 310 miles (500 kilometers). According to Automobile, Porsche is also planning lesser versions of the Mission E with weaker electric motors and more affordable price tags.
Likely to be called something else, the Mission E is expected to retain the concept’s Porsche Turbo Charging that grants an 80-percent charge in 15 minutes. Wireless charging capabilities are on the agenda as well to make Porsche’s EV better face its Fremont-born competitor.