Porsche Mission E concept given the green light
After The Mission E project and concept was unveiled earlier this year at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, here at Luxury Lifestyle Magazine we’re chomping at the bit after Porsche have unveiled the Mission E project has been given the green light for launch at the end of the decade.
In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen alone more than 1,000 new jobs are being created with 700 million Euros to be invested in the main site supporting their sustainable growth. Living up to the buzzword of ‘E-Performance’, the technological trailblazer combines outstanding driving performance with trendsetting day-to-day practicality. The four-door car with four individual seats has a system power output of over 600 hp (440 kW) achieving both acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds and a range of more than 500 kilometres. Combatting the battery charge lag, the 800-volt charger unit specifically developed for the car will power it to 80% of its range after just 15 minutes.
Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Central Works Council and Deputy Chairman of the Porsche AG Supervisory Board: “A day to celebrate! Yes, we did it! We brought Mission E to Zuffenhausen and Weissach where the future has tradition. The workers’ side made the employer’s side an offer that they couldn’t refuse. This heralds the dawn of a new age in Zuffenhausen and Weissach. Digitalisation will be growing up with us. And Factory 4.0 will be a major challenge for the workforce, trade union and employer. We will be taking new approaches but not giving up on the social aspects. With today’s decision, Porsche is driving flat out with no speed restrictions into the automotive and industrial future.”
With a little while to wait, just to the end of the decade, we eagerly await progress updates of one of the most hotly anticipated electric cars due for production.