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The first all-electric Porsche, the Mission E , is set to hit the road in two years.
Chairman Oliver Blume told CAR magazine that the sports car will go on sale by the end of 2019, priced “like [the] entry-level Panamera,” which starts at $85,000.
Following itsdebut at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show, the 100 percent electrically powered vehicle was initially expected to launch “at the end of the decade.”
The four-door coupe features an 800-volt drive system, more than 440 kW system power, and 310-plus miles driving range.
Porsche claimed its Mission E can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in “under 3.5 seconds”—slower than the Tesla Model S P100D, which scored a record 2.28-second time earlier this year—and reach near-top-speeds of 124 mph in fewer than 12 seconds.
A new rapid-charge battery booster takes fewer than 15 minutes to reach 80 percent, allowing for fast pit stops; Tesla’s Superchargers, meanwhile, take about 40 minutes to reach 80 percent.
The quarter-hour recharge will be offered at launch, according to CAR .
“It will be enough for a [250 mile] range on an 80 percent charge,” Blume told the magazine.
While Porsche remains quite tight-lipped about its upcoming production vehicle, the company boss confirmed that “the design is fixed,” and the final Mission E will look “very close to what you saw two years ago.”
“It will be exciting but a bit different from the concept,” Blume added.
This may be the luxury vehicle maker’s first electric car, but it won’t be its last: In 2015 , Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, suggested that with Mission E, “we are making a clear statement about the future of our brand.”
“Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car,” he said.
Final pricing and specs will presumably be released closer to launch. For now, check out some concept images in the slideshow below:
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1. The front
Front Matrix LED headlights come with integrated sensors for assistance systems
2. The interior
The 3D display moves with the driver—up, down, left, or right
3. The interior
Five round instruments are virtually displayed using OLED technology
4. The interior
Four individual chars are inspired by bucket-type racing seats
A hidden charging port lets motorists juice up the old-fashioned way
Porsche Turbo Charging promises 80 percent of maximum battery life in fewer than 15 minutes
7. The exterior
Exterior mirrors are replaced by cameras, which reflect images on the lower windshield corners
8. The rear
The rear design combines a continuous light strip with black glass finish
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