Porsche Says Mission E Will Have Several Electric Variants
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.
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.