Porsche to build Mission E electric sports car

€1 billion will put the 600hp Mission E all-electric sports car into production in 2019

Porsche Mission EPorsche will launch its first all-electric car before the end of the decade as it commits €1 billion to put the Mission E concept car into production.

The 600hp four-door, four-seat sports car will have a range of over 300 miles, accelerate to 62mph in less than 3.5 seconds – and Porsche promises a flat battery will recharge to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes.

Porsche chairman Dr. Oliver Blume says it is “beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports car”. More than 1,000 new jobs will be created to build the production Mission E in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen: Porsche is even extending its engine factory to add electric motor production capacity.

The Mission E was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015. A beautiful, surprisingly compact and delicate machine, the influence of the Porsche 911 is clear: the focus now is on how much of the concept car will make production.

In making the Mission E, Porsche hopes it will future-proof its world-famous sports cars by responding to ever-present environmental concerns (and face off the threat of upstart eco brands such as Tesla).

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche AG said: “With Mission E, we are making a clear statement about the future of the brand. Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car.”

Uwe Hück, chairman of the Central Works Council and deputy chairman of the Porsche AG Supervisory Board, enthusiastically added: “A day to celebrate! Yes, we did it! With today’s decision, Porsche is driving flat out with no speed restrictions into the automotive and industrial future.”

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Richard Aucockhttps://www.motoringresearch.com/
Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.

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