Porsche has told reporters at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that the Mission E will be offered in different versions with multiple power outputs. While this EV essentially looks like a jacked-up Panamera from the spy shots we shared earlier, it has been confirmed that the Mission E will sit below the Panamera in the brand’s product portfolio.
Porsche has disclosed that this EV will have a range of 500km and integrates a quick-charging system which can recharge the battery to 80 per cent in just 15 minutes! If you ask us, the smartphone fraternity could learn a thing or two from Porsche’s quick charging. Now, experts believe that Porsche is working in close association with Hitachi to develop the 800-volt charging system. Furthermore, in complete smartphone style, this vehicle will be compatible with over-the-air (OTA) updates where even performance increases can be incorporated. Yes, you heard it right! For example, a 400bhp Mission E variant can be tweaked to a 450bhp version through an OTA update.
Porsche also revealed that though the Mission E’s platform will be different from the Audi E-Tron SUV, both models are expected to share most of the lithium-ion battery technology. To top it all, this EV will also have Level 4 autonomous tech, but Porsche isn’t exactly excited about it as they strongly believe their buyers will continue to enjoy driving (unless stuck in traffic). We shall share more news on Porsche’s Mission E in the months to come so stay tuned.