The production-ready Mission E is coming, and Porsche wants other automakers to use the sedan's fast charger.
When the lovely Mission E was introduced last year in Frankfurt, one of the concept’s highlights was the Porsche Turbo Charging system. In just 15 minutes, the battery pack can be recharged up to an 80 percent level and give the all-electric sedan sufficient energy to cover approximately 248 miles (400 kilometers). Porsche has already made the promise the road-going car will keep most of the concept’s specs, including the fast charger.
Leading development of the fast charger is the Stuttgart-based marque, and the plan is to use it across the entire Volkswagen Group for upcoming electric cars. In addition, Porsche has expressed its desire to persuade other automakers to adopt the Porsche Turbo Charging system. Speaking with Top Gear magazine, the company’s chief, Oliver Blume, revealed the technology is flexible enough to be adapted for various applications, adding that it could work for Teslas as well.
Mercedes’ boss, Dieter Zetsche, has admitted the company with the three-pointed star logo is in talks with Porsche to cooperate on the new charger with the goal to come up with a common design. That being said, the top brass at Mercedes also raised the issue of charging stations and whether the two parties should join forces on those as well.
Getting back to the Mission E, Oliver Blume reiterated the production-ready car will be able to match the concept’s technical specifications and performances. That means it’s going to zap to 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in less than three and a half seconds and will need fewer than 12 seconds to reach 124 mph (200 kph) before maxing out at more than 155 mph (250 kph). With the battery pack full, it will be able to cover more than 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge.
Codenamed “J1” and riding on an entirely new bespoke platform, the zero-emissions sedan from Porsche will remain faithful to the concept’s 600+ horsepower (440+ kilowatts) output generated by two electric motors and sent to both axles. Blume went on to specify the design “will be very close to the concept” and the car along with the aforementioned fast charger will be available before the end of 2020.