We have finally started to see the beginning of the all-electric car that will replace the fuel/diesel injected machines we see today. Tesla has been pioneering in this field with their well-put together cars like the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X coming soon.
The 2015 Frankfurt Motorshow is on its way with an array of interesting cars including the new Porsche Mission E 4 door concept powered by an electric battery pack that powers the all news 800-volt system producing 590 hp with an impressive range of 311 miles. Perhaps the greatest thing about this electric 4 door Porsche is that it looks like a 918 sedan which is miles better looking than the hunchback of Notre dame Porsche Panamera that quite frankly isn’t good looking by any stretch.
The Porsche Mission E concept does indeed brighten the Electric car future and the Porsche design direction that seems to be heading in the right direction, more of this Porsche.. Please! The Mission E concept measures in at 51.2 inches tall and disregards the B-pillar to make the cars profile cleaner and streamlined with the rest of the body. The concept is sitting on 21 inch alloy wheels in the front and 22 inch wheels in the rear giving it a distinctive sports car appeal.
Powering the Porsche Mission E concept is a first of a kind 800-Volt (Today highest EV’s rely on 400 volt systems) The Porsche Electric system relies on two permanently-excited synchronous electric motors that were used in the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP racer. 0-62 mph is dealt with in 3.5 seconds thanks to the all-wheel drive system and the onboard EV that is capable of delivering full power after multiple short bursts of acceleration. Porsche claims the mission E concept lapped the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife in under eight minutes – very impressive if true.
The car’s underbody holds the lithium-ion battery pack which spans the entire length between the front and rear axles which allows for perfect weight distribution as well as a low center of gravity. Other benefits of the 800-Volt EV system is the ability to recharge the on-board battery pack much faster (the battery can be fast-charged to 80-percent in just 15 minutes!) as well as reducing the weight by downsizing on cables to a smaller gauge. That’s not all though, the Porsche Mission E Concept features a mix of light body materials comprised of steel, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer and aluminum.
The two charger ports are located on each side of the car right on the fenders which open up to reveal the “Porsche Turbo Charging” quick charge port. The Mission E is also capable of wireless inductive charging through a coil on the bottom of the car.
As you would expect from an Electric car, there wont be any transmission tunnel which allows for a roomier open cabin just like the Tesla S. 4 separate racing-inspired bucket seats, gauge cluster with curved OLED screen that features five round digital instruments and a camera-based eye tracking system just like you would see today on modern cars.