Porsche Mission E Gets Codename Of J1, Thus Fully Confirming It For Development


Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

A couple of months ago, we reported on Porsche green-lighting its Mission E electric concept car for production.

Well, now the production intention becomes even more official as Porsche has assigned a codename to the project.

Codenamed J1, the Mission E is moving forward, with its launch tentatively set for 2020.

As Autocar reports:

“Heading development of the zero-emissions Porsche is Stefan Weckbach, who previously led product strategy and more recently was responsible for the development of the Boxster.”

Some known details on the Mission E (F1) include:

  • 500 km (310 mile) all-electric range
  • 0-100 km (62 mph) in “under 3.5 seconds
  • over 600 hp (440 kW) via two motors
  • 4 seats
  • 200 kmh (124 mph) in under 12 seconds.

Source: Autocar

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VDub Group, rape’n the media for EV PR Press Releases as the DieselGate fires burn…

Das Scandal.


It should be: Der Skandal. Skandal is masculine in German.


Not uncharacteristic of bilingual humor, as it wasn’t similar enough to their old motto, “Das Auto”.


2020? The Model S will fly by then Lol.

Joking of course but the S/X will be even better by then, and a new Roadster will have maximum plaid performance making this Porsche look slow. Hopefully Porsche is underestimating what they will achieve by then.


Those aren’t development goals, as far as I know. It was what they were able to build at the time, which quite frankly is worse at some parts than the current P90DL. They said that the stats will improve, but depending on the improvement of the battery cells. So it should be at least the above mentioned stats. But I wouldn’t be so sure if they will be able to beat the then, probably, second generation Model S, with their first try…

Mark B Spiegel

“the Mission E is moving forward, with its launch tentatively set for 2020.”

Actually, “before the end of the decade” means 2019– I’ve heard indirectly “early 2019” should be the launch.


Put all you money in Porsche or maybe VW, since they own Porsche. Its going to be a real “Tesla Killer.” Of course that presupposes VW will still in the car business at that point.

Nice looking car though, and it probably will be good when they getting around to making it. Lot of it, whens, or buts, along the way.
If I still on the planet when it comes out I will be surprised.


Specs, price and what Tesla will have by then be dammed! I’ll say one thing, she’s a sexy beast no doubt about it!


Call me Rip Van Mueller. Wake me up in 2020.

Big Solar

Is that a European Bob Lutz standing there?


Porsche is further ahead then people realize. The 3 Boxster prototypes are more than a testbed as what is yet to come.


How are those 800 volt recharges working?

Insane Electric Torque

Even Porsche doesn’t know. Somebody told them “volts” and they choose a number.


Porsche did not just “choose” a number, the 800v system comes, like most production aspects that make a Porsche a Porsche, from it’s racing programs. In this case from the le Mans winning (dominating) Porsche 919 hybrid race cars.

Insane Electric Torque

We all know about Porsche 918 hybrid, but how much is it cost.

Mister G

Why would Porsche make an EV when there is pitiful demand for the current EVs on the market?


Huh?!? Despite the nonsense headlines, EV sales are up pretty much everywhere on the planet.

The only reason the growth rate has slowed a bit is a raft of considerably more capable models is due the end of 2016 / beginning of 2017 (new BMW i3, Tesla Model 3, GM Bolt/Ampera-e, Nissan Leaf Mk.2, new VW e-Golf) and a lot of people are waiting to put down deposits on those.

Unfortunately the motoring press have for various reasons (ignorance of the market and corruption among them) decided that lower oil prices somehow matter to EV sales. The only impact lower oil prices have had on me is that instead of being 12 times cheaper to run than diesels, my EVs are currently nine times cheaper to run.


That’s for you though, not for those unfamiliar with EVs. Around here, people look at the difference between the price of the base-model Soul EV ($35,000) and the base-model Soul ($17,195), and for twice the price they can save $1300 a year on gas. Or in the US, they’d save about $800 a year on gas, because Americans basically don’t tax gas.

Either way, you might eventually pay back the difference in the initial cost of the car, but it’s going to take 11 years (at our rapacious gas prices) or a lot more. $18k pays for a lot of gas, as they like to say.

If Kia *could* sell a Soul EV for $18k, then literally nobody would bother with the gas version.


In my case I save €10k a year vs diesel doing close to 70,000km a year in a BMW i3. Petrol is the equivalent of more than $8/US Gallon here and electricity at night (50-80% hydro or wind) is 7c/kWh.

That kind of saving pays for a car very quickly.