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Porsche Mission E: Tesla’s New EV Competitor

Porsche Mission E: Tesla’s New EV Competitor

Porsche Mission E to be Sold in 2019

In 2019, Porsche will begin selling the all-new Mission E sedan. The Porsche Mission E is a fully electric 4-seater sport sedan. The purpose of this vehicle is to compete in the electric vehicle industry which is the future of transportation. As expected, the Mission E has its eyes set on Tesla. On release, the Porsche Mission E will have a MSRP of about $85,000.

“Our core area of expertise lies in complex, efficient, and high-performance power trains – just look at the 918 Spyder or 919 Hybrid”, stated Stefan Weckbach, the Mission E project head.

Two Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PSMs)

The Porsche Mission E sedan will sport two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs). These were used in the Porsche 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans. This system allows for energy recovery while braking that can be used to continue propulsion. One of these motors powers the front axle while the other powers the rear. With these motors, the Mission E can hit 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. Surprisingly, the Mission E can hit 124 mph in less than 12 seconds – phew. These motors produce a combined 600+ horsepower.

“Fifteen minutes is an acceptable amount of charging time. And with 800 volts, it’s also feasible.” – Stefan Weckbach

800 Volt Charging System

In the Porsche Mission E, the voltage is double the standard charging value at 800 volts. This allows for shorter charging times and decreases the overall weight of the vehicle. With a lithium-ion battery, the Mission E can drive more than 300 miles on a single charge. To get another 250 miles, simply recharge for 15 minutes – enough time to grab coffee, or a quick meal. With an 800 volt charging system, the Mission E can still be recharged at a typical 400 volt recharging station.

Electric Vehicles are the Future


Overall, the Porsche Mission E is expected to stir up the electric vehicle market. As Tesla currently holds reign in this sub-industry, Porsche and other brands will be making their appearances in the next few years. From Audi to Mercedes-Benz to Porsche, each brand understands the need for a motion towards a fully electric future. Without an exhaust, the cars may not sound the same but they sure are just as fact – if not faster. In the end, auto enthusiasts will probably be happy to take the Mission E for a ride, or two.

Porsche Taycan: Production Name for Mission E

Porsche Taycan: Production Name for Mission E

The Official Name for the Mission E

Recently, the Porsche Mission E concept received an official production name. The Mission E will be for sale as the Porsche Taycan. To resolve confusion, Taycan loosely translates to “lively young horse” in the Eurasian language. This statement references to “the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping steed since 1952.” (Reference: Porsche News Release – See Below) On top of this, the Taycan was recently seen testing in the U.S. This is not surprisingly as sales begin in 2019.

Porsche Taycan Specifications

Porsche Mission E - Side with Open Doors - IAA 2015 - Wikimedia - EuroDrift

Porsche Mission E – Side with Open Doors – IAA 2015 – Wikimedia – EuroDrift

The Porsche Taycan, previously the Mission E, is a fully electric 4-seater sport sedan. Being fully electric, this car sports two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs). These motors work in combo to produce over 600 horsepower. Furthermore, the Taycan uses a 800 V charging system for optimal battery management. From 0 to 60 mph, the Taycan will take around 3.5 seconds. This is very quick for a sedan and is sure to fulfill the needs of many auto enthusiasts. The only downfall to the Taycan is the lack of a roaring V8 engine… but that doesn’t mean scheisse.

The Porsche Taycan Aims at Tesla

Soul, electrified. – The Porsche Taycan is coming. – Porsche – YouTube

Not surprisingly, the Porsche Taycan will take aim at the Tesla auto market. Being a fully electric sedan, this car will challenge the Model S. But, nobody knows how this car will truly impact the electric auto market just yet. Many Porsche fans will be stuck in a debate of enjoying the Porsche V6 of V8 engine versus the new electric system. Although the car definitely doesn’t lack in performance, it does lack in sound. In conclusion, the Porsche Taycan will signal the openness of the worldwide market to fully electric European cars.

Porsche PDF News Release: https://press.porsche.com/download/prod/presse_pag/PressBasicData.nsf/Download?OpenAgent&attachmentid=1347866

Porsche Mission E - Rear Corner - IAA 2015 - Wikimedia - EuroDrift

Porsche Mission E – Rear Corner – IAA 2015 – Wikimedia – EuroDrift

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