Base Porsche Mission E to offer 402 horsepower, 300-mile range

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According to Automobile magazine's Georg Kacher, one of the very few to have driven Porsche's sleek alabaster Mission E electric vehicle, the auto will be offered at three power levels with the mightiest one coming in at an impressive 670 horsepower.

Tesla's Model S has been roaming the streets since 2012, and has pretty much had the high-end, all-electric sedan market to itself.

Even in base trim, the Mission E is expected to offer plenty of punch. First shown off as a prototype in late 2015, a wildly positive reception for the curvaceous electric four-door prompted Porsche to give the production version the green-light only a few months later. "Visually, the vehicle combines 911 overtones with fresh proportions and very good space utilization even though the Mission E is notably more compact than the Panamera". "The production version is in essence a C-segment sedan with an nearly D-size interior", explains Weckbach.

Porsche is considering to offer the Mission E in three different power versions: an entry-level 402hp (300kW), a mid-range 536hp (400kW) and a range-topping 670hp (500kW) model, with all of them being all-wheel drive.

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The concept also has a much more aggressive, almost supercar-like profile, as well.

About that performance. Porsche is now planning 3 output ranges, a 300 kW setup that makes 402 horsepower, 400 kW batteries pushing 536 horses, and a 500 kW unit delivering a walloping 670 ponies-each with badging that will mirror current lineup offerings.

The price is not really surprising since Porsche has made it clear that they are going after the Tesla Model S with this new vehicle. "Visually, the auto combines 911 overtones with fresh proportions and very good space utilization even though the Mission E is notably more compact than the Panamera". Using a complex cooling circuit is their way of ensuring that performance will be constant and repeatable, unlike other electric models now on the market. The fastest model will be able to hit a maximum speed of 155 miles per hour and go from 0-60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds, according to Automobile Magazine. Engineers are working to squeeze a 300-mile real world range out of the batteries, which can also be recharged to 80% capacity in 20 minutes or less. In order to do so, the battery cells will be able to charge with either a 800-volt capacity or a 400-volt capacity. If that's the case, we expect Porsche to sell every one of the 20,000-30,000 units its sales team is looking to move annually.

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