The votes are in and it appears that most car enthusiasts would prefer an electric Porsche over a Tesla model. Now, the Tesla brand is, indeed, one that would appeal to high-end sports car collectors. Tesla models are sleek and stylish and, more than anything, a testament to what electric cars could be.
Besides, Porsche doesn’t have an electric model which can compete with Tesla.
Or do they?
Well, Porsche has just announced they are moving ahead on production of the Mission E electric sedan. While the name probably won’t stick around, it looks like the luxury car brand is hoping to become a mainstay in this market.
Previewing the car just a few months ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche threw its proverbial hat into the ring. It is a solid move, too, as many people are both looking for more ecological vehicles but also because economic shifts are going to make the field more competitive, indeed.
Thus, Porsche announced, in an official statement: “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.”
Furthermore, Dr. Oliver Blume—who is the Chairman of the Porsche Executive Board—goes on to say, “We are resolutely taking on the challenge of electric mobility. Even with solely battery-powered sports cars, Porsche is remaining true to its philosophy and offering our customers the sportiest and technologically most sophisticated model in this market segment.”
Indeed, Porsche executives are not approaching Tesla timidly as the long-time luxury automaker appears to have even more plans for their electric powertrains.