Porsche is pushing hard to ensure its Mission E electric sports car makes it into showrooms by 2020, with the technology of quick charge to 80% in only 15 minutes.
The brand’s first EV model, recently spotted testing in Scandinavia and due to reveal at the end of 2019, will be a function of 800V charging technology that is expected in the future for several years after, he arrives on the market. The car will use a lithium-ion battery which powers two electric motors, which are part of the new electrical architecture called J1.
The power of the E’s powertrain is expected to at least equal to that of the Mission concept, which has produced a combined 590bhp to allow a 3.5 sec 0-62mph time. Porsche engineers are working to ensure that this line right, the pace is offset by the handling worthy of the brand.
Before the cold of winter, the engineers from Stuttgart have been based on the the NÃ¼rburgring to test and develop the car’s chassis and suspension settings. Although the four squares of the Mission will be more closely, in terms of character, with the Panamera than pure sports car models like the 911, the Mission E-floor-mounted batteries with a very low centre of gravity to give it handling more comparable with the performance of the machines.
The central location of batteries and twin-engine installation will also give the car the technical architecture of a better weight balance than the combustion engine cars, potentially allowing Porsche’s engineers to soften the car’s anti-roll bars, using ride without affecting the handling.
More recently photographed car is being towed by a Cayenne – outages are frequent during the early phases of testing and wearing less camouflage than other models of development. The old cars were disguised with exhaust exhaust, which are fake and equipped to hide the car’s identity. A panel of autonomous sensors has also been seen in the car’s nose, nestled between what appears to be two sets of louvres in the bottom of the grille. These can be opened to allow the battery and the cooling of the brakes.
Porsche has been testing its Mission E the foundations for at least 18 months. The first observations (see the gallery) have been a Panamerachassis mule testing in the Arctic Circle, returning in 2016. The car development is led by Stefan Weckbach, who has already led the product strategy and, more recently, has been responsible for the development of the Boxster.
The future Tesla Model S rival J1 structure is one of three new electric car platforms developed in the Porsche of the parent company, the Volkswagen Group. The J1 structure is described as being different in the construction of the C-BEV platform scheduled to underpin the sister company Audi’s upcoming E-tron SUV, which is due to reveal later this year.
â€œThe J1 has a low floor, while the C-BEV is built differently with an upper floor which is suitable for an SUV,â€ said the president of the company Oliver Blume.
Despite the differences in their construction, Blume has also confirmed that the production version of the Mission of the E and E-tron will be a similar feature lithium ion battery technology.
â€‹The details are scarce, but Porsche is rumored to collaborate with the Japanese electronics company Hitachi on the system, which Blume describes as the key to ensure that the batteries of the production of the Mission with an 80% charge in just 15 minutes.
Blume has also confirmed that Porsche plans for the Mission E to get Level 4 driving technology autonomous (self-driving in almost all situations, with the driver’s attention is not needed), but denied that it would allow for fully autonomous driving on long distances. â€œThere are situations in traffic, where you can read a newspaper, but our customers get pleasure of driving and this will remain,â€ he said.
In addition, Porsche is working to provide the Mission with the software that will allow over-the-air updates, such as those initiated by Tesla with its Model S. â€œIt will be possible to work with over-the-air ‘ options,â€ said Blume. â€œIt is not yet decided, but it could be possible to charge with more power. For example, when you have 400bhp, it might be possible to upgrade to 450bhp.”
Blume comments indicated that Porsche is planning the Mission E, as well as a full range of models with different levels of performance similar to the strategy of the company with its 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne pepper beaches. The brand is using the E spearhead the growth of its investments, which have reached Â£5.3 billion for the electrification of the vehicle technology. A portion of this money has enabled us to develop a plug-in hybrid version of the new generation of 911.
The brand has recently revealed a more robust version of the Mission E at the Geneva motor show. The Mission E of the Cross-Turismo-concept, as it is called, is based on the same platform, but raises the height and adds a succession of body. This version of Mission-E is expected to arrive on roads by 2021.
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