Porsche releases first photos of Mission E production model
On Thursday, German automaker Porsche released the first photos of the production model of its Mission E electric sedan. The photos have appeared two years after an announcement that the company has plans underway to put the electric sedan concept into production.
The concept of Mission E was introduced by Porsche at the Frankfurt auto show in 2015. The car is expected to hit the markets in late 2019.
The photos of the Mission E production model indicate that most of the lines of the spectacular concept have been retained for the production model. However, the production model has a higher roofline towards the back side, in an apparent effort to provide some additional headroom for passengers in the rear seat.
The Mission E electric sedan, despite being a small car, will seemingly have more interior space than a mid-sized car because of its flat battery design which facilitates an efficient packaging. The car will also boast a low center of gravity, air suspension, and top-of-the-class handling due to its track-honed steering.
Furthermore, going by the specifications confirmed by Porsche for the top-end model of Mission E, the car will have two electric motors, delivering an output of over 600 horsepower. It will also have 800-volt electrical system to provide the potential for an 80 percent charge in barely 15 minutes; and will be able to reach 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 3.5 seconds, with a range approaching 300 miles!
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