Porsche’s 600-HP Mission E Electric Sedan is Efficient, Beautiful
As far as everyone knew, the updated Porsche 911 was supposed to be the star of the Frankfurt Motor Show. At least to Porsche. But that all changed when the German marque went and rolled out this stunning, all-electric sedan onto the stage. Though, it's just a concept at the moment. It’s called the Mission E, and features two electric motors for propulsion. The concept puts its focus on “long-distance driving,” touting an impressive 500-kilometer (311-mile) range on a single charge. It also uses technology found on the Porsche Le Mans 919 hybrid, like regenerative braking. When it runs out of juice, it only takes 15 minutes to charge back to 80 percent full. RELATED: See More of the 600-Horsepower Porsche Mission E Concept
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But don’t think its efficient focus impinge on impressive performance figures. Porsche says the Mission E is good for 600 horsepower, a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of “under” 3.5 seconds thanks to its 800-volt drive system, and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It also carries over the signature "Porsche DNA" from the current range of German sports cars. Check it out in action here:
It’s just a concept at the moment, but this could very well be the Tesla-fighting sedan that Porsche and Volkswagen Group has been planning all along. It could also be a design study for the next generation of the Porsche Panamera. Let's hope we see this stunning concept transforms into a real, all-electric road car.
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