Mission-E: Porsche’s Tesla Alternative to Hit Market by 2020

Porsche is now working on a new prototype of their Mission E model by 2020. As the news of the great results obtained by Tesla Inc. on the stock market in the past years have spread in the car industry and on the global stock market, the example is pressing other carmakers to follow up.

The Porsche Mission E is a combination of new and old style; indeed, while keeping the typical and classical shape of all Porsche vehicles, the new model is a revolution in the car industry.

The Mission E is introducing a vast range of new sensors, which enable the driver to activate different menus on the dashboard by built-in-eye tracking technology (without having to move the hands or fingers to find the required buttons) or watch the surroundings of the car 360° projected in the corner of the windshield closest to the driver from all cameras built in the vehicle.

Another innovation is the battery of the car, which is placed on the base of the car in order to help distribute equally the weight and increase the stability of the vehicle. The battery has one further attractive characteristic; it enables the driver to park the car over a charging base easing the charging process (wireless electricity transfer).

Is this all? What else makes this €700,000 vehicle different from the Tesla worth around €90,000?

Porsche has introduced a new charging system, which allows recharging the battery up to 80% within 15 minutes thanks to its high voltage (800 instead of the 400 volts of a Tesla). The higher voltage used reduces the weight of the electric system running the car, moreover the coil embedded in the car base and in the floor, used to transfer the electricity in the charging process, makes for a pretty efficient way to charge the battery.

The new all-electric Mission E will offer more space to the passengers, due to the lack of a transmission, giving them a good and comfortable feeling. Furthermore, the new way of counter-opening the 4 doors gives a better view of the splendid Porsche interior design.

Conclusion: the position of the battery, the design and the materials used (carbon fiber, aluminium, different types of steel) enable the Mission E to have the same stability and traction of typical racing cars, reduce its weight, while concurrently offering more space and comfort to its passengers.

pictures (c) Porsche

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Comments

  • Ed

    Beautiful. But, expect to see a B-Pillar added, with no suicide doors. It is too hard to meet the side impact standards without a B-Pillar. That is OK with me. I want one!!

    • Davide Celotto

      That is quite a good point, nevertheless with a robust cockpit and the side airbags a b-pillar becomes unnecessary.