Before long, Tesla will be facing some major competition. Porsche is doubling down on its electric car efforts and intends to display the Mission E, its first fully electric vehicle, by 2020.
As per a Reuters report, Porsche, subsidiary of Volkswagen, mentioned in the past week that it schemes to take 1,400 people into service in order to bring its Mission E to life. Until that time, the company stated to employ 1,000 people.
At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt last September, Porsche publicised the Mission E as a concept car initially. For the time being, the company disclosed that it would have a range of more than 250 miles and consist of numerous other innovative technologies.
Although the company has not yet told about the high-tech features contained within the production model, the Mission E concept that was shown last year does give us a hint of what to expect in the final product.
Check out some of the amazing features of the Mission E concept that might be included in the production version:
The all-wheel-drive Mission E packs the equivalent of 600 horsepower with the help of two motors.
In order to distribute the weight equally, the underbody battery of the car extends the full-length of the car. This car is entirely powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology.
The car is charged in a very unique way due to inductive charging tech. A user is required to merely drive over a charging base plate in a garage to charge a vehicle and automatically the battery initiates repower.
By means of a cable, the battery can also be charged at home or at a regular charging station. The charging port is hidden at the side of the front fender.
The car can charge up to 80% in only 15 minutes, thereby giving it a range of 250 miles. It is capable of driving up to 310 miles with a full charge. As stated by EPA ratings, Tesla’s Model S has a range of 270 miles per charge with an 85 kWh battery.
The concept Mission E is able to go from zero to 62 miles per hour in merely 3.5 seconds and is capable of attaining a top speed of 150 miles per hour. On the other hand, Tesla’s Model S can go from zero to 60 in just 2.8 seconds with a Ludicrous Mode upgrade.
Four seats and four doors that open in a completely new way are featured by the sports car.
In place of exterior mirrors, the vehicle has cameras that can capture its surroundings and display it on the lower corner of the windshield. In addition to this, users can also select to have augmented safety information displayed in this area.
With the help of built-in eye-tracking technology, the car’s menu can also be managed by the driver. By detecting where a driver is looking, a camera can identify what instrument on the dashboard the driver wants to open. The driver can then confirm its selection by pressing a button on the steering wheel.
As the driver shifts position, the car’s display also adjusts. This implies that as the driver moves higher or lower in their seat, or leans to the side, the instruments displayed on interface will move with the driver.
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