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Porsche's first all-electric vehicle

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December 2015 - July 2019


The Porsche Mission E is an all-electric concept vehicle that the automaker greenlighted for production in late 2015. It should make it to market by 2020.

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Porsche Mission E Stories July 30, 2019

Porsche is following its sister brand, Audi, in advertising electric vehicles through movie product placements. The Mission E electric car is going to be featured in the new Playmobil movie. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories November 8, 2018

We’ve all been waiting for faster charging, because until now, Tesla’s been at the top of the heap with its ~120kW Superchargers which have pretty much plateaued since their debut 5 years ago. Porsche of course has been touting its 800V 350kW charging system for its Taycan and Mission E prototypes…

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Porsche Mission E Stories June 13, 2018

After announcing that the Mission E, Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle, is becoming the Taycan when going into production, the German automaker has now released the first teaser images of the upcoming all-electric sedan. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories June 8, 2018

Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle has been known so far as the Mission E, but the company made the announcement today that the production version of the vehicle will be called the ‘Taycan’. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories June 6, 2018

Porsche is still gradually marketing its Mission E electric vehicle a full year ahead of going into production.

Stefan Weckbach, Head of the BEV Model Series at Porsche, has now taken a few people to get test drives in the Mission E Cross Turismo in California and commented on the German automaker’s plans. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories May 29, 2018

It looks like Porsche is slowly ramping up the marketing of the Mission E, its first all-electric vehicle.

After giving a test drive to pro-driver Mark Webber last week, the company has now let singer and Porsche enthusiast Adam Levine behind the wheel. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories May 19, 2018

There are not many people who had the chance to drive the Mission E, Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle, but pro-driver Mark Webber is one of them and he gave his impressions after a day at the track with one of the latest prototypes. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories April 16, 2018

Despite its small size, Norway is becoming an important market for electric vehicles. Many automakers are trying to lock in demand for their upcoming electric cars early.

Porsche is the latest to do it with the Mission E – a full year ahead of its launch. expand full story

Porsche’s North America Chief has confirmed that the German automaker is planning to deploy a network of 500 electric vehicle charging stations in North America just in time for the Mission E next year. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 27, 2018

Porsche is trying to make the Mission E, its first all-electric vehicle, a track-ready performance car competitive with its gas-powered cars.

As part of the German automaker’s development program, a Mission E test mule was spotted on the Nürburgring race track. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 25, 2018

Everything points to Porsche positioning the Mission E, its first all-electric, to compete against Tesla’s Model S, but now CEO Oliver Blume claims that it is not the case.

The executive said that ‘Tesla is not a benchmark for us’ even though Porsche was spotted benchmarking the Mission E against the Model S just a few months ago. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 23, 2018

For the past two years, Porsche has only been officially showing the same white Mission E prototype originally unveiled in 2015, but other camouflaged prototypes have been spotted.

Now the company released the first official images of those new prototypes and we even get a glimpse of the front trunk. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 20, 2018

Much like BMW with the new i3 a few months ago, Porsche has released a new augmented reality mobile app to take a closer look at its upcoming first all-electric vehicle: the Mission E. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 1, 2018

We know that for a while now Porsche has been benchmarking its upcoming first all-electric vehicle, the Mission E, against Tesla’s Model S.

While the latter’s current version seems to already beat many announced performance specs of the former, we have always believed that track performance and long high power outputs could be areas of focus to improve on for Porsche in this new electric car.

Now the company has confirmed it and took a swipe at Tesla in the process. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories February 14, 2018

Despite the fact that Porsche still doesn’t have an all-electric vehicle on the market, the German automaker made it clear that they are all-in on the electrification of their lineup.

Now, they are working hard to sell this electric transformation to their motorhead fans ahead of the release of their first all-electric car. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories February 5, 2018

With all the excitement around the Mission E, Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle, the German automaker announced that it is doubling its electric vehicle investment to ‘more than six billion euro’ in order to release variants based on the vehicle. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories February 2, 2018

Porsche is gearing up to produce its first all-electric vehicle, the highly anticipated Mission E, and now an executive gives us rare insight into the German automaker’s progress to bring the vehicle to production. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories January 23, 2018

Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle, the Mission E, is one of the most anticipated EVs coming by the end of the decade. This is due to the performance automaker’s ambition to make it competitive with gas-powered cars – even on the track.

Today, the German automaker releases more information about the battery and charging technology enabling the upcoming Mission E. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories December 28, 2017

Details about the Mission E, Porsche’s upcoming first all-electric vehicle, keep trickling down to the public ahead of the official launch in 2019.

Now, a new report suggests that the Porsche Mission E will start at about ~$75,000 with three performance trims. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories December 11, 2017

Porsche has yet to launch its first all-electric vehicle, the Mission E, but it is already warming up to electric vehicles after seeing demand switching to the hybrid versions of its cars.

Now, they say that they are even working on all-electric ‘derivatives of the Mission E’. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories November 30, 2017

Volkswagen has openly said before that they see Tesla has their main competitor in the transition to electric vehicles and now a Porsche executive adds that they respect the company, especially since they are apparently stealing some customers away. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories October 27, 2017

We are getting a few interesting glimpses into the development program of Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle, the Mission E, lately.

Now we get to see the car speeding around the Nürburgring race track. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories October 10, 2017

In case you had doubts about the existence of Porsche’s promised 800-volt ultra-fast charging system for the Mission E, the German automaker’s upcoming first all-electric vehicle, the company showcased the development electric car used to test the technology. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories October 4, 2017

We often poke fun at the media for calling every new electric car a ‘Tesla killer’ and while we certainly wouldn’t call Porsche’s upcoming Mission E a ‘Tesla killer’, the German premium automaker is undoubtedly going after Tesla with the vehicle. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories September 27, 2017

Porsche is gearing up to bring to production its first all-electric vehicle, the Mission E, within the next two years.

We now get a close look at the latest Mission E prototype as Porsche brought the vehicle to every automaker’s favorite market to first launch new electric cars; Norway. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories September 15, 2017

Porsche’s Mission E is probably one of the most anticipated all-electric vehicles coming by the end of the decade. Its design already won awards and it expected to launch the 350 kW ultra fast-charging technology developed by the company.

One missing piece of the puzzle was the price and the automaker has now confirmed that it will start at around $86,000 – making it competitive with some versions of Tesla’s Model S. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories July 14, 2017

Well, Porsche wasn’t kidding about jumping directly to a 350 kW charging infrastructure for its first all-electric vehicle, the upcoming Mission E.

While the vehicle is not expected until 2019, the German automaker opened new offices in Berlin today and with it, they decided to deploy their first two 350 kW chargers. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories June 26, 2017

It wasn’t long ago that Porsche claimed all-electric powertrains didn’t offer enough performance to reach the level that their customers expect from the premium German brand.

As their work on their first all-electric vehicle progresses, they are now changing their view on the technology and CEO Oliver Blume now says that he expects half of Porsche’s production to be electric by 2023. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories April 5, 2017

Well it’s not exactly surprising since Porsche and Audi are both premium automakers under the Volkswagen group, but they made it official today. The two German automakers announced that they are now sharing a vehicle architecture strategy for “electrification, digitization, and autonomous driving.”

They will cooperate and create teams from both companies to work on the next generation of vehicles coming out of each brand. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 29, 2017

Yesterday, we reported on Elon Musk killing any hope of a head-up display in the Model 3, which leaves only hope for autonomous driving and the mysterious “spaceship-like” steering controls to explain the lack of an instrument cluster.

We have now learned that the designer in charge of the Model 3’s steering wheel is responsible for the praised interior of Porsche’s Mission E. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 16, 2017

Porsche’s upcoming first all-electric vehicle, currently known as the Mission E, is among the most anticipated of a series of premium all-electric vehicles planned to hit the market in the next 3 years. The German automaker revealed most of their plans for the vehicle in 2015 when they unveiled the first concept, but they are continuously releasing new tidbits to keep the hype going.

CEO Oliver Blume released a few more details this week on the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories March 9, 2017

Tesla’s strategy has clearly inspired the electrification plans of several automakers and new startups. For example, former GM executive Bob Lutz admitted that Tesla’s Roadster pushed him to make the Chevy Volt happen.

Now Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess admits that what Tesla did with the Model S forced the automaker to rethink its plans for the Phaeton. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories December 26, 2016

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2016 was my first full-time year at Electrek covering clean-tech and primarily electric vehicles. It undoubtedly was a great and exciting year for EVs with several automakers announcing new upcoming vehicles, some of them even committing to volume production and governments setting more ambitious goals for electric vehicle adoption.

It obviously means that the next few years will be even more exciting in the segment and our coverage will inevitably become broader than mainly Tesla and a few EVs. Here we take a look at what’s on the roadmap for the next 3 years in the electric vehicle world with 10 new electric cars. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories November 28, 2016

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Legacy automakers are not only talking about their upcoming new electric vehicle models, but they are now starting to talk about planned production volumes to satisfy the expected demand. That’s when things start to get interesting and we see the real intentions of the automakers stepping in the electric vehicle segment.

Now Porsche disclosed that it is planning production for the Mission E, the German automaker’s first electric car, at about 20,000 vehicles per year. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories October 7, 2016

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Lamborghini is reportedly attempting to dethrone Tesla for the title of the ‘Quickest Production Car in the World’ and it’s going electric to make it happen. Reports coming from Germany suggest that the Italian sportscar manufacturer launched an electric supercar program called ‘Vitola’. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories October 3, 2016

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Porsche is leading the development of an ultra fast-charging infrastructure for Volkswagen’s next generation of electric vehicles, which includes Porsche’s own Mission E, but also Audi’s quattro e-tron and VW’s latest vehicle unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last month.

Now the German automaker confirmed working with other automakers toward the development of the technology and said that it will even work with Tesla vehicles. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories September 21, 2016

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Porsche claims that its upcoming first electric vehicle, the Mission E, will be equipped with a new 800-volt charging technology capable of charging a significant battery pack to 80% in just 15 minutes. The Mission E is expected to hit the market by the end of the decade.

If successful, it would be an important step forward for electric vehicles, but the technology could also enable new applications in other segments than passenger cars. For example, it would be very useful to the all-electric championship Formula E and now the German automaker is reportedly seeking to supply the competition with its new battery technology. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories September 16, 2016

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Encouraged by the good reception in the media and even winning  ‘Concept Car Design of the year’ at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, Porsche is reportedly leveraging its new electric vehicle platform for the Mission E to also make a smaller coupé version of the sedan. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories August 7, 2016

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For a long time, Porsche considered electric powertrains to not be powerful enough to deliver the kind of performance its customers are used to, but that changed last year when the German luxury automaker greenlighted the Mission E, its first all-electric car, for production. The all-electric sedan is set to make it to market by the end of the decade.

Now it looks like Porsche is looking to leverage its work on the Mission E for other vehicles in its lineup, starting with an all-electric Porsche Cayenne Coupe, as evidenced by a prototype spotted on a test track. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories July 26, 2016

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Volkswagen is moving forward with its plan to significantly increase the number of electric vehicles across its brands. Most established automakers seem to focus on plug-in hybrids in order to electrify their lineups, but Volkswagen is committing to all-electric vehicles, which is refreshing, and plans to introduce more than 30 new models and to produce “2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year by 2025” across all of its brands.

One of the first vehicles confirmed under this plan is Porsche’s Mission E, an all-electric luxury sedan. The automaker confirmed on Tuesday it is ramping up its effort to bring the vehicle to market and now plans to create 40% more jobs for the program than anticipated. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories April 11, 2016

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Porsche last year unveiled what it said will be its first all-electric vehicle: the Mission E. The German automaker green-lighted the vehicle for production in December and announced a €1 billion investment to retrofit its factories in order to manufacture electric vehicles. The press was quick to call the Mission E a “Tesla Killer” despite the fact that it will not hit the market until the end of the decade.

The car might not be a “Tesla Killer” but it is already generating a lot of attention and recently won the prestigious ‘Concept Car Design of the year’ at Car Design Night at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, and rightfully so, I might add. The design is simply stunning. Now Electrek has learned that Tesla hired Porsche’s lead designer for the Mission E’s interior.

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Porsche Mission E Stories December 29, 2015

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An interesting video of the Porsche Mission E surfaced on Reddit this week. It gives us one of the best look of the interior of the concept and the structure of the electric drivetrain. expand full story

Porsche Mission E Stories December 23, 2015

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My skin crawls every time the press calls the Porsche Mission E a “Tesla Killer”, which is often. Of course, it could simply be attributed to “clickbaiting” since they rarely if ever base the statement on facts, but the notion is especially ridiculous because if anything, the Mission E actually validates Tesla’s lead. expand full story

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