The 2020 Porsche Mission E is the vehicle of the future. It’s an all-electric sports car, that covers over 300 miles in a single charge. Moreover, when the battery is almost dry, you just take a 15-minutes break, to make some coffee and recharge the car, and you are set for another 250 miles. Sounds incredible, right?
On top of that, the exterior design is an eye-catcher, with beautiful lines and elegant curves. Not to mention the real eye-catcher functions of the operating system: a brand-new operating concept with an eye-tracking system and gesture control. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at this most fascinating Porsche.
2020 Porsche Mission E Design
When you see this vehicle for the first time you gonna say out loud: this can only be a Porsche! Well, you’re absolutely right. No other can provide such beautiful, elegant lines combined with the qualities of a sports car. Moreover, the 2020 Porsche Mission E comes with a low-slung 51.1-inch roofline to improve the aesthetic of this model even further.
Mission E brings some innovations as well, such as integrated aerodynamics. The unique air intakes and outlets on the front, sides, and rear show the body’s extensive flow-through design. Of course, since this is an electric car, the intelligent cooling for motors and battery is included. Furthermore, the classic design elements such as the arrow-like front remind us of the 918 Spyder.
Likewise, front fenders and highly flat hood lines and side windows show the influence of famous 911. As a matter of fact, Michael Mauer, Porsche design head said: “The designers’ dream is for the Mission E to acquire a status similar to that of the 911.” The impression is that they have succeeded completely.
When it comes to the interior of 2020 Porsche Mission E, the driver is the company’s number one focus. Every single movement of the driver will be traced by the five OLED round instruments. These instruments are installed on the flat, free-standing panel, and they will follow the movement via parallax effect. This helps prevent the steering wheel from blocking crucial information.
Furthermore, thanks to an eye-tracking system, the camera sensors know which instrument the driver is looking at. Pretty amazing, right? The controls are mounted on the steering wheels, so the driver just needs to push the button to activate certain instrument.
The dashboard will borrow some of the design elements and ideas from the 911 model. For example, a large holographic display can be activated with a wave of the hand. On top of that, the Mission E can be operated externally, through Porsche Car Connect.
The forthcoming 2020 Porsche Mission E will get a completely new engine. But, like almost every part of this vehicle, it is based on technology tested in motorsports. Therefore, under the hood will be two permanent magnet synchronous motors, similar to those in 911 Hybrid. True motorsport fans among our readers will remember that 911 Hybrid won the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015.
The first motor powers the rear axle, while the second one powers the front. The combined output is more than 600 hp and the Mission E accelerates from 0-60mph in less than 3.5 seconds. These PSMs are a really amazing piece of engineering. They convert the electrical energy into propulsion so smoothly and makes relatively little heat in that process. With such energy provided by purely electric engines, the Mission E is more than capable to perform on a race track.
2020 Porsche Mission E Charging Time and Range
One of the major topics when it comes to all-electric vehicles is charging time and driving range. New 2020 Porsche Mission E will offer a standard charging voltage of 800V. Yes, that’s double the voltage we are used to. As a result, the charging time will be significantly shorter, as well as the weight.
Reason to that is: the power can be transmitted by thinner copper wires. Moreover, the lithium-ion battery allows the vehicle to drive more than 300 miles on a single charge. More importantly, it only takes 15 minutes to recharge for another 250 miles. An ideal break for a coffee or to grab some food.
The famous German automaker calls this concept turbo-charging. They’re planning to install 800V charging station along German “autobahnen”. Of course, Mission E can be charged at standard 400-volt stations as well.
Release Date and Price
Now, the less pleasant part of this review. The official price of the 2020 Porsche Mission E is still unknown. But, we expect that the new model will cost slightly higher than Porsche Taycan. With that in mind, the Mission E may cost from $135,000 up to $160,000.
But, we all know that Porsche always comes with a ton of additional features and packages. In that case, the price can easily go over $180,000. The all-electric sports car will hit the streets in the second half of 2020.