Here’s the gorgeous electric car Porsche is making to take on Tesla

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Porsche is doubling down on its electric car efforts and plans to roll out its first fully electric vehicle, dubbed the Mission E, by 2020.

The German automaker also plans to sell different variants of the electric vehicles with varying power outputs, according to an Autocar report published in March.

Porsche’s chairman Oliver Blume told Autocar that the vehicle will also be capable of over-the-air updates. This means that software updates can be rolled out wirelessly.

Porsche originally revealed the Mission E as a concept car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt last September. At the time, the company revealed that it would have a range of more than 250 miles and include a number of other innovative technologies.

While the company has not yet revealed all of high-tech features that will be included in the production model, the Mission E concept that was shown last year does give us a glimpse of what to expect in the final product.

Here’s a look at some of the coolest features in the Mission E concept that could end up in the production version.


With two motors, the all-wheel-drive Mission E packs the equivalent of 600 horsepower.

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The car is completely powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology. The underbody battery of the car extends the full-length of the car so that the weight is distributed equally.

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Inductive charging tech enables for the car to be charged in a unique way. To charge the vehicle, a user simply drivers over a charging base plate in a garage and automatically the battery begins repower.

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The battery can also be charged at a conventional charging station or at home via a cable. The charging port is hidden at the side of the front fender.

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In just 15 minutes, the car can charge up to 80%, giving it a range of 250 miles. With a full charge, it can drive for up to 310 miles. Tesla’s Model S with a 90 kWh battery has a range of 294 miles per charge, according to EPA ratings.

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According to an Autocar report published in March, Blume said that the company is developing an 800v charging system that will give the production vehicle an 80% charge in just 15 minutes, the same as the concept vehicle.


The Concept Mission E can reach a top speed of 150 miles per hour and can go from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. However, Tesla’s Model S P100D can go from zero to 60 in just 2.5 seconds.

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The sports car features four seats and four doors that open in an entirely new way.

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It does not have exterior mirrors. Instead it has cameras that capture what is around the car and display it on the lower corner of the windshield. Users can also opt to have augmented safety information displayed in this area.

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A driver can also control the car’s menu using built-in eye-tracking technology. A camera will detect where a driver is looking and detect what instrument on the dashboard the driver wants to open. The driver can then confirm its selection by pressing a button on the steering wheel.

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The car’s display also changes as the driver shifts position. So if the driver moves higher or lower in their seat, or leans to the side, the instruments displayed on the interface will move with the driver.

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