I’ll be honest.
Electric cars ain’t my thing.
But cars like Porsche’s Mission E concept car, which bows this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, might start me going down the all-electric path.
The Mission E certainly looks electrifying. To my eyes, the concept car is one of Porsche’s all-time best-looking. I love its simple yet dynamic lines, the proportions of its wheels to its body. It’s a 2+2, and it’s big, but the way it’s styled makes it look more agile and dynamic than any big car has any right to.
Porsche says its Mission E all-electric saloon will develop 600 bhp and will have a range of around 310 miles. Not only that, but the company also claims that its batteries can be charged up to 80% capacity in just fifteen minutes. These are impressive figures, and they hint that Porsche has incorporated advanced battery technologies into the Mission E.
While Porsche hasn’t revealed any top speed figures, it has said that the Mission E should be capable of accelerating from 0-62 mph in under 3.5 seconds. That, my friends, is bona fide supercar performance.
But here’s the real question: Will the world ever see the Mission E as a production car?
According to Porsche, look for it to be available in about five years.