Porsche has been famous for creating amazing sports cars since the first Porsche 356 came out in 1948. Now Porsche is planning its leap into the future with an all-electric concept car. It's called the Mission E, and it was just presented at the IAA trade show in Frankfurt.
It's the first all electrically powered four-seat sports car in company history. It creates 600 horsepower from its 800-volt drive system, and can offer up to 310 miles ( 500 kilometres) of driving on a single charge. Its two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) will propel the Mission E from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and up to 120 mph in under twelve seconds. It also features a highly sophisticated all-wheel drive system that can distribute torque to individual wheels.
But perhaps the most amazing aspect of the Mission E, is its ability to go from 0 to 80% battery charge in around 15 minutes. The "Porsche Turbo Charging" system would charge the battery up to 80% in 15 minutes using an 800-volt connector. Porsche hopes to put convenience into electric cars, with the ability to provide up to 400km of further driving range with a quick battery top-up that wouldn't take much longer than your traditional petrol station stop. Power could also be replenished via inductive charging by simply parking over a coil embedded in the floor.
The interior is just as innovative, featuring OLED displays that use an eye-tracking system to detect what the driver is looking at and adjusting the displays to their needs. The body features no side mirrors. Instead, cameras are mounted inside the front wings and display the image in the lower corners of the windscreen.
Unfortunately, the Mission E is all a concept, but if there's anyone who can make this possible it's Porsche. The future of all-electric cars is quite exciting.
Source : Porsche.com