On 70th anniversary of the company, Porsche is slowly preparing for the launch of their first electric car.
When it comes to switching from classic, petrol-driven cars to ones, driven by electricity Porsche is among those manufacturers, who faced this challenge first, especially, when considering sports car manufacturers only. This in one way could in the future be a good thing, as they will get an advantage. Right now though, they are in what we could call 'danger zone', when nothing is certain.
German company is at the moment preparing to reveal their first fully electric car, the Mission-E. Four door sedan represents one of the biggest steps forward and also one of company's biggest investments in the last few years. Promises on one side are big and so are expectations. Company has invested a total of one billion euros in development of this futuristic car, so a potential fail would cause a loss of momentum, that Porsche now has.
On the other hand, odds for the new electric cars to succeed are good. Second generation of Porsche's sedan, Panamera is among the most desirable hybrid cars on the road and 60 percent of all sold cars are equipped with PHEV technology. Adding to this that the new car will run solely on electricity, while providing 600 BHP, accelerations from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 3,5 seconds and a total range of more than 500 kilometers, Mission E should have no problems on the road to become one of the major players in the world of electric cars.