Set to be launched in 2019, the Mission E is the first Porsche that is an all-electric, all-wheel drive sports car, generating more than 600 hp with the ability to cross 500 km before a charger-stop. Porsche is one of the pioneers of a new technology that uses an 800-volt system instead of the more common 400-volt technology. This means a lower weight due to thinner cables, faster charging times and therefore the ability to cover a longer distance with shorter breaks. And most significantly, the car will be ready for 80 per cent of its range with just 15 minutes of charging.
The Mission E is just one example of the phaenomenon of the sporty side of driving being fully engaged with new developments and advancing technology in the world of electric cars, even as research is underway to achieve better well-to-wheel efficiency and reduce emissions (in the case of hybrids), and infrastructure is being reinforced to make charging points a universal sight.