Porsche unveils all electric concept sports car
Mission E features 600hp, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and 500km range, company says.
At the International Motor Show this week in Frankfurt, Germany, Porsche unveiled the Mission E, its first all electric sports car. With design features reminiscent of the 911, 918 Spyder and Porsche race cars, the four-door, four-seater sports two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors that propel the sleek machine from 0-100 km/h in less than 3.5 second (and 0-200km/h in under 12 seconds), the company says.
For all its speed, the Mission E won’t burn out quickly, apparently. The company says projected range tops 500 km on a single charge due to the concept car’s 800-volt power system, an EV industry first. In addition, the system allows the Mission E’s underbody mounted lithium ion power pack to charge to 80 percent capacity in 15 minutes, or another 400km.
Inside, the Mission packs in a number of sport-car-of-the-future innovations including an OLED instrument panel that, in conjunction with an eye-tracking camera, “angles” the display depending which instrument the driver is focusing on and on how they are sitting.
In addition, a holographic panel extending across to the passenger side displays touch-free apps to control navigation, climate control, contacts and media. Sensors and the camera allow passengers to select and control the apps using gestures such as grasping to select and pulling motion for control.
While its specs are impressive, the Model E is only a concept at this point. Porsche hasn’t said it plans to make a production vehicle any time in the near future, but its conceivable parts of the sports car will find their way into future models.