Porsche Mission E Rendered In Production Form

OCT 20 2017 BY ADRIAN PADEANU 24

Porsche is on a mission: to launch its first-ever EV. This is how it might look.

We’ve seen the concept and the prototype (see examples of both below), so it makes perfect sense that our colleagues at OmniAuto (via Motor1) have decided to put the two in their Photoshop blender to create what we believe is a pretty sweet render of the production model. Due towards the end of 2019, the Mission E will serve as Porsche’s first-ever fully electric car and it might just have what it takes to lure in some members of the anti-EV crowd.

Tesla has proven electric vehicles don’t necessarily have to be slow and it’s going to be the same story with the Mission E. The concept was said to hit 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in only 3.5 seconds, so it was actually a tenth of a second quicker than a Panamera Turbo equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package.

Porsche has made the promise the road-going car will pretty much retain just about all of the technical specifications of the showcar, including the ability to charge the battery pack to 80 percent in 15 minutes via what will be an 800-volt fast charger. The concept was rated at 311 miles (500 kilometers) in the not-so-accurate New European Driving Cycle and that likely means in real life driving conditions the Mission E in production guise should be able to travel for around 250 miles (322 km).

Porsche Mission E Prototype mule out testing recently

Porsche Mission E Concept

Factor in its starting price of around $85,000, so pretty much like a base Panamera, there are reasons to believe the Mission E will be a hit for Porsche. The Model S could use some competition and it’s also a good thing people in the market for a premium electric car will have more models to choose from in the next years as other automakers will be hopping on the zero-emissions bandwagon.

Porsche is queuing up production to build and sell ~20,000 copies per year, which would represent almost 10% of the entire brand’s sales.

Of course, that price tag refers to the entry-level version, which means the ones loaded with more goodies and equipped with beefier electric motors will easily hit the $100,000 mark. A neat feature that has already been announced by Porsche is the plan to roll out over-the-air updates, much like Tesla has been doing for quite some time.

Late 2019 availability likely means the production version will debut earlier that year, so we will have to patiently wait for at least a full year to see the real deal. During this interval, we’re probably going to have numerous spy shots with work-in-progress prototypes gradually losing the camo to reveal the final skin.

Render: OmniAuto.it

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24 Comments on "Porsche Mission E Rendered In Production Form"

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Martin T.

Bit late to the EV Party hey Porsche? LOL!

James
dinhh68

it’s like comparing incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs

Arthur Mosby

The problem with LED bulbs is that they produce inferior light and cost too much. Other than that …

dinhh68

“The problem with LED bulbs is that they produce inferior light and cost too much”.. You must be donald’s minister of misinformation. LOL

Dan

Not if you buy at the right place (not your local hardware store or supermarket, etc) and get a 2700k or 3000k bulb with a decent CRI. You display your ignorance.

Koenigsegg

LED’s produce superior light and cost less.

Bass Ackwards.

Cesar

Late?
EV party has not yet begun…

pjwood1

When you start slowing down for green lights, you’ll appreciate it started a long time ago.

Andy

Better late than never. Much better looking than any other e car!

Arthur Mosby

Too soon to the party – batteries still aren’t cheap enough or light enough or small enough.
Tesla cars are about to become suddenly obsolete when the Toshiba batteries appear in 2019 – Tesla , you might say, came way too early to the EV party. They are about to be embarrased by some Kia EV with Toshibas, like they were embarrassed by the Bolt when it displayed a longer driving range than the twice as expensive, but now somewhat obsolete Model S.

dinhh68

You must be donald’s minister of misinformation. LOL

Rich

I look forward to seeing what tech Porsche uses for sustained high speed performance.

dinhh68

It’s called “electrified” engine. LOL

ffbj

Cool! I would like to see some electric Porsche’s flowing around.

Terawatt

I like the looks. It’s got the Porsche look. Pity for me it’ll also have a matching price tag. 🙂

James

I want to know what those things are underneath the Mission E mule on the Nurburgring. At first I thought they were aero telltales, but they are wedge-shaped and solid – tons of them underneath the car.

Is this pointing toward air cooling of the battery pack or additional air channeling in efforts to keep from overheating the pack while lapping a race course?

The same foam-type fillers are in the wheel wells too, also suggesting aero or testing the cooling vent design in the nose. The slots channeling air inside the wheel to cool the brakes…

Are they thermal test nodes?

Any ideas?

DJ

triangular-shaped sensors underneath the body, providing feedback to engineers as to the EV’s performance.

James

There are so many – and looks to be the same material as the gap fillers in the wheel wells if you look up Google Images of Mission E laps Nurburgring.

Such a mystery.

Most likely Porsche will note how other production EVs cannot hot lap due to heat buildup…

Me? The only time my EV will go to the track is to park in the parking lot. I’m OK with that.

ModernMarvelFan

Way better looking than other 4 door Porsche out there..

Porsche Fan

Where do I send my deposit!?

Lawrence

I’m glad that the test mule was not just a test mule. If it looks like the prototype and render, count me in.

Hart Ed

Impossible not to like the rendering. Here is hoping.

Chris O

A lot can be lost in translating a concept car to a production model. Some minor changes can make all the difference between flash an flat. The Bollore Bluecar comes to mind that looked pretty slick as a concept but the production model (for carsharing purposes) looked very dreary indeed, despite not being all that different from the concept.