A fully electric Porsche may be in the near future almost popular as the sporty 911 .
Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, says that he is expecting a big request for the all-electric Mission E. It was first presented in Frankfurt in 2015. How big it was? About 20,000?
“We have the Mission E calculated with a number of items in the order of about 20,000,” Blume tells the German publication.
Porsche sold 31,350 911s around the world in 2015
Porsche sold 31,350 911s around the world in 2015. (8,360 in the U.S.), so 20,000 Mission Es is a pretty exalted aim.
This is fully electric, 600-horsepower sports sedan concept has been promoted as it reached 0-62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. Also, this futuristic vehicle with four seates owns a driving range of more than 300 miles on a 15-minute charge. It has lithium-ion battery pack.
The Mission E won’t be only electric Porsche that is available for EV lovers. The magazine also says that Porsche’s head of development, Michael Steiner, is toying with the idea of a 718 Boxster getting a plug-in option, at the moment.
It’s all very trustworthy. Porsche’s Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which they already produce, is presented worldwide at this year’s Paris auto show. The new E-Hybrid has a 462 hp via a 2.6-liter V-6 engine and a 100-kW electric motor in combination. That’s a solid amount of power for a hybrid.
A fully electric or hybrid Boxster seems like totally logical and fantastic idea. Purists should not be concerned about losing the gas-powered Porsches anytime in near future. Blume still await that the three drive variants will be together for quite a long time.
Porsche’s Mission E should be hitting the global market at 2019. We’re waiting to drag race it longways a few Teslas and other EVs when it makes its official show up.