porsche goes fully electric with four-door mission e
porsche goes fully electric with four-door mission e
sep 15, 2015

porsche goes fully electric with four-door mission e





porsche all-electric mission e: introduced at the 2015 IAA in frankfurt, the ‘mission e’ concept is the german luxury car manufacturer’s first all electrically powered sports vehicle and boasts a 800 volt drive system that pushes performance. with over 600 hp and 500 km driving range, the ‘mission e’ has an all wheel drive and all wheel steering. zero to 100 km/h acceleration in under 3.5 seconds and a charging time of around 15 minutes. the battery mounted in the car’s underbody, which is based on the latest lithium ion technology, runs the whole length between the front and rear axles. this distributes its weight to the two drive axles uniformly, resulting in exceptionally good balance.


video courtesy of porsche 



a moveable body segment on the front left wing near the driver’s door gives access to the charging port for the charging system. the porsche ‘mission e’ can be charged through its port, as well as, through convenient inductive charging by simply parking over a coil embedded in the floor of the garage from which the energy is transferred without cables to a coil on the car’s underbody. 





instruments are intuitively operated by eye tracking and gesture control, oriented toward the drive by automatically adjusting the displays to the driver’s position. race bucket seats serve for the four single seats, giving occupants secure lateral support during dynamic driving. between the front seats, the centre console is curved like a bridge with open space beneath it extending up to the dashboard. using cameras directed at the driver, detects eye tracking, and determine which instruments the driver is viewing. the driver can then activate the menu of the instruments in focus by pushing a button on the steering wheel and navigate in it, which also involves manual activation. 


video courtesy of porsche




between the console levels there is a holographic display that extends far into the passenger’s side. it shows individually selectable apps, which are stacked in virtual space and arranged by priority with three dimensional effect. the desired symbols are activated by gestures that are detected by sensors.  

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two permanent magnet synchronous motors accelerate the sports car and recover braking energy




the much reduced sculpting of the front end shows a classic porsche sweepback, and relates the ‘mission e’ to the ‘918 spyder’ and porsche race cars. an advanced LED headlight matrix integrates with the air inlets. distinctive front wings and low cut bonnet references 911 design. the line of the side windows is also similar to classic porsches, but have two counter opening doors not found anywhere in their history. this enables convenient entry without a b-pillar. the porshce ‘mission e’ highlights a segment of the industry the germans really want to enter, but will find difficult with strong competition from tesla and other japanese car makers. this will result in a wide range of fully electric cars for everyone to drive. 

together the two motors produce over 600 hp

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the sports car is a lightweight concept with optimal weight distribution and a low centre of gravity

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a moveable body segment on the front left wing gives access to the charging port 

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the driver’s display is curved 

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the instrument cluster shows five round instruments

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race bucket seats served for all four single seats




UPDATE: on july 25th 2016 porsche announced that it would be hiring more that 1400 employees to work on the development and manufacturing. the company plans to recruit experts in the fields of e-mobility, smart mobility, vehicle connectivity and digitalization. they will also increase apprentice numbers from 150 to 220.


‘one can in fact describe what is going on now as a ‘war for talents”, commented andreas haffner,member of the porsche AG executive board. ‘we are in direct competition with other automakers and suppliers and IT firms in our global search for talented experts. money alone is not enough to attract these creative minds. you also need to offer exciting challenges, an inspiring environment, the greatest possible freedom to create and, now more than ever, attractive programmes for the work-life balance. however, with the hiring of more than 1,500 college graduates over the last five years, we have shown that we can offer secure jobs with attractive career opportunities.’


the whole development is being driven by the mission e model, which will go into production in zuffenhausen at the end of the decade. however, additional knowledge, as well as a certain number of employees who approach things in a novel way, are also needed for the digital transformation that affects products and services, customers and retail operations, the company and its processes and people and culture.

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