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Greenlight for Porsche’s first all-electric sports car

POSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 07 December 2015

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THE first 100 percent electrically-powered Porsche is on its way after the company’s supervisory board gave the green light for the Mission E project.

Porsche chairman Oliver Blume said in a statememnt that this was “beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports car”. The vehicle will be launched at the end of the decade.

The project expects to employ about 1000 more people and invest more than US$700 million (RM30 billion) with a new paint shop and a new assembly plant built.

The existing engine factory and body shop will be expanded for the production of electric motors.

The Mission E concept was premiered in September at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, a four-door car with a system power output of more than 600 hp that can hit 100 kmh in under 3.5 seconds with a range of more than 500 kilometres.

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Charged via an 800-volt charger unit specially developed for the car, which is twice as powerful as today’s quick-charge systems, the lithium-ion batteries integrated within the vehicle floor have enough power again for 80 percent of the range after just 15 minutes.

The vehicle can optionally be ‘refuelled’ wirelessly by induction via a coil set into the garage floor.

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG: “With Mission E, we are making a clear statement about the future of the brand. Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car.”

Images: Porsche

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