Porsche Says Mission E Will Have Several Electric Variants

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 16

Porsche Mission E Concept

At the recent Geneva Motor Show, Porsche chairman Oliver Blume laid out some new details for the automaker’s upcoming, long-range electric car called the Mission E.

According to Blume, the 300-mile Mission E will go on sale towards the end of 2019. It’ll feature 15-minute charging and other Tesla-like touches such as OTA updates.

Porsche Mission E Concept

This is all old news. Here’s the new news, from Blume:

“The Mission E will sit in the segment below the Panamera. It will offer a 500km (311 mile) eletric range, with a 15 minute charge time.”

 “We will think of different options. There will be more than one, with different levels of power.”

“It will be possible to work with over-the-air options.”

“It isn’t decided yet, but it could be possible to charge up with more power. For example, when you have 400bhp, it could be possible to upgrade to 450bhp.”

Several variants of the Mission E could be in the cards, but it seems a crossover/SUV-like version can’t be done since the Mission E rides on what’s internally referred to as the J1 platform, which has a “low floor,” according to Blume.

Porsche parent company Volkswagen does have a higher floor electric vehicle platform called C-BEV, so Porsche could do an electric crossover/SUV in the future, but it won’t be similar to the Mission E.

Back to that 15-minute charge for a second. Blume insists the production car will use an 800-volt system and he says 15 minutes is for real.

Source: Autocar

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16 responses to "Porsche Says Mission E Will Have Several Electric Variants"

  1. Boris says:

    Is there a knowledgeable reader who can comment on those 15 minutes? Is that an existing or new technology? Would those 15 minutes make the battery unreasonably expensive? Etc, etc…

    1. R.S says:

      They would use a higher voltage CCS, with 350kW of charging power. That is a new technology and a big improvement over regular 50kW CCS. Even Tesla currently just uses 120kW chargers (theoretically 145kW), but is expected to be switching for higher power superchargers in the near future.

      The battery pack isn’t really any more expensive, but the cells need to be able to withstand the power. There already have been some prototypes of high energy cells, that are also very quickly chargeable. Huawei has shown a high energy cell that can recharge 60% in 5 minutes, back in 2012.

      The trend will definitely go to quicker chargeable cells. It is a big part of research these days. It wasn’t really a priority when in consumer electronics. But with BEVs quicker charging will help making charging stations more profitable, as well as alleviate one of the major disadvantages BEVs still have.

    2. Jake Brake says:

      They are likely referring to 70 or 80% charge in 15 minutes, you can go 0-100 in that time safely. The trade off is you need higher power/lower energy density cells which makes the battery heavier, more expensive, and reduces driving range.

    3. georgeS says:

      Boris,
      About all we know is that it will be running a battery system with around twice the Voltage and twice the power that Tesla is currently running.

  2. georgeS says:

    article:
    “The Mission E will sit in the segment below the Panamera.”

    Maybe that’s a hint on the price. An expensive Panamera.

    What’s the Panamera hybrid cost??

    ….100,000$ ?

    If that’s the case the Mission-e will be less than I figured.

    1. R.S says:

      A segment below would mean cheaper than the Panamera. The Panamera starts at 85k, before the expensive options kick in, so maybe the Mission-E will start at 70-80k.

    2. Gibber says:

      Still doesn’t tell much, Panamera e-hybrid starts at $100k with the turbo S e-hybrid starting at $185k.

      1. R.S says:

        They said there will be multiple variants as well. So there will at least be a “cheap” one and an expensive one that will cost a lot more.

        You can also buy a Model S for 150k, but you can also have one for a lot less.

  3. Euro point of view says:

    “It’ll feature 15-minute charging and other Tesla-like touches”.

    As already said 15-minute charging is not like Tesla , but much much far ahead of it .

    Please I beg your honesty

    1. Pedro says:

      It’s referred to as Tesla “spirit” I guess. Anyway we can’t compare with Tesla as we don’t know what these 15 minutes refer to, 20-80%, 0-100%, etc.

      Also that is for 2019 (if all goes well), when Tesla has been supercharging for years already. Maybe the author also expects Tesla to have 15 minute charging by 2019 😉

    2. Toni says:

      And again someone saying that their “2020” german imaginary vaporware is much better than Tesla’s real products that have been on the market for years. BMW did just the same with their iNext last week. This is really pathetic…

      1. ijonjack says:

        Much water will have flowed under the Bridge by 2020..I am sure Tesla will be Further ahead & a longer ways ahead of these EV car Builders Wanna Beeee’s .By Then Tesla will have Advanced Technology and these wanna Bees will Further Behind than they already are now!

      2. mr. M says:

        The difference is, that Porsche development cycles are longer than Teslas. Meaning if they talk about 2020 as release date. All the technical stuff is safe and already contracted.

        They most likely only need to do extensive testing and fine tuning. So much for “vaporware”…

        1. jeffhre says:

          Right. It was only vaporware in 2016. In 2017 2018 it will be almost ware. In 2019 it will be introduced as hardware. And in 2020 it will be somewhat outdated by Teslaware.

  4. Samwise says:

    Best bit of news yet!
    “it seems a crossover/SUV-like version can’t be done since the Mission E rides on what’s internally referred to as the J1 platform, which has a “low floor,””
    I hate hate hate! SUV’s built off sportcars, there is nothing more ugly on our roads than those hideous monstrosities from Porsche, Mercedes etc…

  5. CVVH says:

    Way better looking than the Tesla Model S or Model 3. Good job Porsche! Let’s keep that competition growing! It’s great for consumers!

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