Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Porsche Mission E

Porsche Mission E
Several months ago, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller alluded to the fabled sports car maker’s plans to offer a purely electric car by the end of the decade. On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Stuttgart-based automaker gave the public a glimpse of what a purely electric Porsche for the masses might look like.

To counter Tesla’s meteoric rise to pre-eminence in the battery-powered luxury car market, as well as meet ever-tightening efficiency and emission around the globe, Porsche plans to differentiate itself in the market by focusing its development efforts on engines and handling rather than push for the latest advances in in-car Internet and automated driving.

Hence, the gorgeous Mission E, a four-door sports car prototype with a clear mission statement that maximum performance and optimal efficiency are not mutually exclusive. Visually, it is a cross between the 911 and 918 Plug-In Hybrid. In profile has the flowing lines of the 918, but is much less aggressive looking.

Though Porsche says the concept boasts an entirely new powertrain, it does bear a lot of similar to the one used in last year’s Le Mans-winning 919 plug-in hybrid supercar. As such, the Mission E is powered by two "permanently-excited" synchronous motors (PSM), which together produce over 600 horsepower. Working in tandem, they can reportedly propel the sleek vehicle to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and 200 km/h in under 12 seconds.

1 comment:

  1. Really Nice informative article , Porsche amazed its customer by just presenting Porsche Mission E Concept