What you see in the pictures is Porsche’s Mission E (EV) being tested in Finland. The Mission E (all-electric saloon) was first unveiled by Porsche as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and is due in the year 2019.
Reports state that this test car did not let out a combustion engine note, and looked a lot higher than the regular production model, probably to make space for the battery packs on-board. The yellow warning stickers on the body shell also confirm the possible electrification of this test car. Nevertheless, it’s unclear if this test mule was a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric vehicle. This all-wheel-drive EV is expected to be based on a new platform that will be powered by electric motors capable of producing 600bhp, and a top speed of 250kmph.
The Mission E is slated to be a Tesla Model S competitor. Sources state that this car is expected to cover more than 450km before needing a charge. It incorporates a Porsche turbo charging system which allows for an 80 per cent recharge in just 15min; possible only due to the use of an 800V system, rather than the 400V system used on today’s electric cars.
Stay tuned to CarWale for more information in the months to come.