All electric supercars are not that shocking a concept now a days. Tesla has arguably given us the best electric supercar. But Porsche is jumping on the bandwagon with its concept. Porsche Mission E is a 600bhp supercar capable of doing 0-100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds, all powered by batteries.
Wolfgang Hatz, Porsche’s R&D boss explained what on earth is going on.
“With this car we intend to start a new era with Porsche, similar to the 911 fifty years ago,” Hatz tell us. “This is more than a show car, it’s a concept car that we can realise. To put it into production we’ll need three to three-and-a-half years.”
Porsche intends to make a production version of this electric car in 3-4 years, which is right on target if we go by the CEO Matthias Mueller’s words about mass producing electric cars by 2020.
What is new about this Mission E?
Porsche claim that the car will charge in 15 minutes flat using the “Porsche Turbo Charging” system, giving it an edge over the rivals where charging time ranges anywhere between 4 hours and 12 hours. Porsche has significantly one-upped the competition by opting for an 800-volt drive system, instead of a 400-volt system. The automaker says it will allow the Mission E to travel over 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge, and that the battery can recharge with enough energy for around 400 km more driving range. The system uses smaller gauge copper cables to transfer power, it also reduces vehicle weight. The 800-volt charge port is located behind the vehicle’s right front fender.
It has also got lot of fancy things like virtual mirrors, where you can see rearview feed from cameras mounted on the front wings appears in the lower corners of the windshield providing the driver with a better view of his or her surroundings. An emotion-tracking camera camera in the rear-view mirror shows an emoticon in the instrument cluster. (In other words, if you’re happy, the car knows, and it tells you it knows.) How on earth do they do it, God knows as of now!
All we know is this is the most beautiful 2 door, 4-seater car from Porsche.