Porsche will build its Mission E all-electric sedan. The brand has now started testing the real prototypes complete with tailpipes to hide its true EV intentions.
Our spies caught the car undergoing hard testing at the Nurburgring race circuit in Germany. The Mission E, first introduced as a concept at the 2015 Frankfort Motor Show, is Porsche's first real step towards an all-electric vehicle in its lineup.
The Mission E is being touted as a Tesla Model S rival, complete with a battery pack that will reportedly hold more than 530 kilometres of driving range. It is said to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds, and onto 200 kmph in under 12 seconds. It will also be able to recharge 80 per cent of its driving range in 15 minutes thanks to the use of an 800V system, rather than the 400V system used on today’s electric cars.
Porsche claims that they are a front-runner in introducing the 800V system, though it will require a special 800V charge port to achieve those remarkable recharging times.