Porsche Mission E

Porsche Mission E

We already know that the long-range Porsche Mission E will be sold in the U.S. starting in 2019, but did you now that Porsche has plans to sell the Mission E in China too?

Makes sense, when you consider that China is by far the largest EV market in the world, but in general, expensive electric cars don't fare too well in China, so we didn't see this one coming.

However with that said, China is curiously also Porsche's largest market, with 2016 sales totaling 65,246 vehicles in China and Hong Kong.

Franz Jung, president and CEO of Porsche China, told the press that the Mission E will go on sale in China in 2020 or so. Jung says the Mission E will certainly compete with Tesla for sales in China and he even had a few choice words to direct Tesla's way:

"They look nice and exciting on stage, but producing a car with the quality a serious car should have is a completely different story." 

Porsche currently offers two plug-ins in China:

  • Cayenne S E-Hybrid
  • Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive
Collectively, those two models account for approximately 5% of Porsche's sales in China.

Source: China Daily