Official reports have emerged about the imminent arrival of Porsche’s electric car known as the 2019 Porsche Mission E. The vehicle goes on sale in 2019 with a starting tag of $85,000, according to the chairman of Porsche, Oliver Blume. This starting price places the new Porsche Mission E in the same spot as the entry-level Panamera.
The Porsche made a formal revelation of its Mission E concept in September 2015 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Back then, the company had promised a range of up to 250 miles in addition to many other innovative features. The vehicle brings an all-electric engine and is reported to occupy a slot between Panamera and 911 in the Porsche cars lineup.
2019 Porsche Mission E – Features Cameras Used to Snap Anything Surrounding the Car
The overall design of the 2019 Porsche Mission E bears a lot of resemblance to the striking concept that graced the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. A Porsche-developed electric car platform called J1 underpins the Mission E model. This platform is nothing close to the dedicated C-BEV which Audi has developed to cater for its inbound e-Tron electric SUV. Also, it is separate from Volkswagen’s MEB platform developed for compact electric cars.
The new Porsche Mission E has no exterior mirrors. It instead features cameras used to snap anything surrounding the car. The captured data is displayed in the lower section of the windshield. You can also choose to have advanced safety info shown in that area.
The car has an inbuilt eye-tracking technology that proves handy when it comes to controlling the menu. A camera detects whatever it is that the driver is looking at on the dashboard, and then opens that instrument for him/her. The driver has to press the button on the steering wheel to confirm its selection.
The display changes in line with the position of the driver. Hence, if the driver leans to the side or shifts lower or higher in their seat, the instruments displayed on the car’s interface will follow suit.
2019 Porsche Mission E – Engine and Range
Porsche boss was quoted saying the 2019 Porsche Mission E remains true to the concept that graced the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. For this reason, we are likely to have the promised 300 miles-of-range and 15-minute fast-charging.
The show car came with separate engines for the front wheels and the rear ones. The overall system recorded a total combined output of 600 horsepower. This upcoming takes a mere 3.5 seconds to accelerate from a stop to 62 mph. It takes only 12 seconds to accelerate from zero to 124 mph, with speeds topping out at 155 mph.
Among the many things that we loved in the 2019 Porsche Mission E is its battery. Porsche claims this battery pack would deliver up to 300 miles-of-range. When charging, it takes about 15 minutes to fill the battery up to 80 percent thanks to a new 800-volt charging system.
2019 Porsche Mission E – Date of Release and Price
Porsche chairman did confirm that the 2019 Porsche Mission E goes on sale at the start of 2019. Its price is in line with the entry-level Panamera. So, we expect it to sell at $85,000.