Porsche Mission E Will Offer Several Variants To Satisfy Electric Demand

Porsche Mission E

DEC 30 2017 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 21

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Porsche Mission E (right) and plug-in hybrid lineup (left)

The Porsche Mission E may truly be an entire “mission” (an electric one, of course) rather than a singular “car.”

Porsche is openly discussing expanding its portfolio of all-electric vehicles as part of an entire Mission E family of models. The German automaker has already committed to spending some $1.2 billion on the Mission E, and whatever becomes of its future as a pure electric lineup of related vehicles. Porsche recently funneled more than $800 million into developing a new production line at Zuffenhausen, which will transition the engine-making facility into an electric powertrain plant.

Albrecht Reimold, head of logistics and production at Porsche shared:

Porsche Mission E

Porsche Mission E spy shots

“We are already thinking about derivatives of the Mission E. We are also planning additional purely electric vehicles and investigating relevant segments.”

This comes as no surprise since Volkswagen Group has made repeated announcements pertaining to its electric future. The automaker intends to have an electrified version of all models by 2030. For a time, however, Audi and Porsche seemed to be at odds about which automaker would lead the group’s electric future. Now, the two are collaborating on shared electric vehicle architecture.

Though Porsche has already said there is no promise of an all-electric 911 or Panamera in the near future, this doesn’t mean that a family of various Mission E vehicles isn’t well underway. The success of the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid — which accounts for 60 percent of all global Panamera sales — is pushing the automaker toward more electrification. However, with such positive numbers, it may not be time to roll that model, or several others, over to pure EVs.

Once the initial Mission E vehicle, codenamed J1, moves into production and sales begin, the automaker will announce more solid future plans. Reimold said:

“We are completely on schedule. The Mission E will be on the market by the end of the decade.”

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

The first Mission E vehicle (which won’t even likely be called the Mission E, according to Porsche chief Oliver Blume) will be offered in several variations. Blume explained:

“We will offer different levels of performance. There will be sporty, high-performance versions and a lower-powered one.”

The Mission E, or whatever the first iteration’s moniker becomes, will very closely resemble the original prototype from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will serve as Porsche’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV), as well as the beginning of the automaker’s fifth vehicle lineup. Reportedly, all vehicles in the Mission E lineup will be fully electric, and feature over-the-air-updates and autonomous driving systems.

Following Porsche’s first all-electric car, the Mission E lineup will introduce an SUV. Porsche R&D boss, Michael Steiner concluded:

“We made a clear strategy on electric cars to start with cars very close to the core of the brand. We will have a really sporty car between 911 and Panamera. It’s very well known that the SUV segment is growing faster but we didn’t want a ‘me too’ concept but a true Porsche concept.

We are also planning additional purely electric vehicles and investigating relevant segments.”

Source: Autocar

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21 Comments on "Porsche Mission E Will Offer Several Variants To Satisfy Electric Demand"

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Mission E might be decent now (except for waiting at DCFC for free charging Bolt/Leaf), but not in 3 years that they plan to release it. Spent $1.2B on it only to be destroyed by the new Tesla Roadster is pathetic.

R.S

While that’s true when it comes to performance, the Mission E is really affordable, compared to the Roadster.

Sure the Panamera gets obliterated by a Lamborghini, but that’s not really a comparison people often make, either.

William

The VW e-Golf EV has also used the dreaded “free charging” (no charge to charge), as a purchase enticement here in So. Cal. Im not sure if it is/was an individual dealership promotion or factory incentive.

Nick

It makes sense. I’d have to get a serious discount to forego free charging benefits.

EVgo is so expensive that I’d be driving my ICE minivan instead of my LEAF when I drive into Seattle.

With NCTC, I put all these trips on my LEAF. I rarely have difficulty with congested CHAdeMO chargers.

Once I get the Model 3, this will all be a non issue. Just need range to solve these problems.

John Doe

Just add more free chargers.
Let the city/state install free charging at parkinglots at public buildings.
Kindergartens, schools, museums, retirement homes, hospitals and other buildings..
Will take away demand, since people always have a chance to charge all the time.

John

I bet the first Mission E will become available in “3-5 years..”

And by then Tesla will have 5+ fully electric vehicles in full production.. and a completely blanketed Supercharging network throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Have fun, Porsche.

john doe

2019

John

We’ll see. At least folks like you still perpetually believe in nothing-ness, so folks like me can still laugh when yet another announced EV release comes.. and goes..

Goofcat

Who to bet on? a car company that has a long history of bringing prototypes in to high quality production cars. Or a tech company, led a a manic man who has yet to make a profit?

Porsche knows how to make great performance cars in large productions and small batches. Tesla should be real scared!

Tesla may not survive 2018 if they can’t learn how to make large numbers of 3’s with consistent quality. 3’s aren’t going out to early adopter fanboys, they are going to Prius and Honda owners who expect trouble-free motoring.

William

“Prius and Honda owners”, Really? Share your data link on all of those Tesla Model 3 conquest sales, Please!

As an ardent follower of the “tech company” St. Elon is leading, the “manic man” you reference, that has yet to really “make a profit”, is quite telling of your understanding of “trouble free motoring”. It will come as no surprise to many, that the the Tesla brand will absolutely be considered among the primary EV production leaders worldwide, when they start to sell and produce 1 million cars a year, which is not long from now. And, Yes Tesla should be “real scarred”, because when they get through phase one of “production hell”, phase two will be even tougher.

Brian

If Porsche makes the Mission E better than a Tesla S then it will be a better car than anything Audi or VW make or have in the pipeline. The motoring public wins hands down. But remember that Porsche has a tradition of not allowing new models to outshine the 911 so I doubt the Mission E will out do Tesla’S Model S. Already the spy pic shows a car with watered down looks compared to the show car. To me it really looks nearly identical to the Panamera. Also, Porsche is benchmarking a five year old Model S while the next generation Roadster and Model S will be reverse engineering a Model E.

South Waves

If they come out with the mission e and the BEV Macan in the next 2 years then Model S and Model S sales will suffer and Tesla will have to focus on Model 3 and Model Y

Brian

The market will expand more rapidly than that and BMW and Ford will suffer for not building a long range EV.

Tell me how scared Tesla should be when / if there are as many fast charging locations that Porsche can use as Teslas enjoy today. I wouldn’t pay Bolt money for current state of affairs in non-Tesla DCFC, never mind Porsche money.

If Posche car happen to perform “decent”, it might attract some Porsche hobbyists, but no one in their right mind would pay so much to wait an hour (or two!) at DCFC for free charging Leaf/Bolt/i3.

John Doe
What’s up with the charging infrastructure? Are there not being enough chargers constructed? Have stores started to install chargers outside, for their customers? Customers may stay a bit longer in their store, and spend some extra money. The electricity cost can be low, compared to the extra business the customers may generate. . . not to mention the goodwill. Do the cities install their own chargers at schools, kindergarten, retirement homes and other public buildings? With free charging, do they stop at 80%, or wait all the extra time for a full charge? If that is the case, they should have an auto shut off, of some kind, or have free charging to 80%, and after that set a very expensive price. Where I live 9 out of 10 chargers (at least) are not in use. Even though many EVs are sold, there are mostly ICE cars still. 5 years from now, that will be closer to 50/50. Still most people will charge at home, or work. I know they have planned to install more CCS chargers at gas stations along the highways – where they are needed in the near future. I don’t think they need to install more… Read more »

Could competition force a price drop in the madel S and X….

Absolutley….

Goofcat

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/31/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-tweets-about-his-mental-health/

“Sir Elon” tweets about his bipolar disorder aka “manic”

Goofcat
Goofcat

Begining to think Tesla fanboyhood should be considered a mental illness bt the WHO

Get Real

Your “beginning to think…” your serial anti-Tesla troll?

I know you are a pos shorter who only cares about your wallet and nothing else matters including the future your children will grow up in if sustainability is delayed by haters like you.

Goofcat

Thank you for proving my point