Tesla absolutely dominates the electric cars segment and no automaker around the world, new or well established, has been able to do what the California-based electric-carmaker has achieved in the last few years. However, Tesla might soon face some serious competition as the production version of Porsche’s 2015 Mission E concept is set to arrive sooner than everyone expected. The Panamera-like all-electric Porsche is scheduled to go on sale at the end of 2019. But, it’s the expected price of the Porsche’s EV that’ll give Tesla sleepless nights. According to Car Magazine, the production variant of the Porsche Mission E will arrive with a price expected to start in the $80,000 – $90,000 range.
Speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the Mission E will look “very close” to the concept that was showcased two years back. “It will be exciting but a bit different from the concept.” And unlike the hybrid models currently available in the line-up, the Mission E won’t be offered with any internal combustion engine assistance. Blume also confirmed that it’ll hit 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, 124 mph in 12 seconds and max out at over 155 mph. While its 0-60 time might not match the Tesla Model S 100P’s sprint in the “ludicrous mode,” the Mission E will feature four-wheel drive and 911-like four-wheel steering. That’s not all, the Mission E will launch with 350kW fast-charging, allowing a quarter-hour recharge to 400 km (250 miles). Total range with a full battery will be 500 km (300 miles). Although we are still two years away from the Mission E’s launch, but given a choice between the two, which one will you pick? I will go for the Porsche.