The Mission E concept will be built at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and is due to be launched at the end of the decade. Porsche chairman Oliver Blume told the magazine that the EV will sit below the Panamera and that there would be a model range for different options. Blume also told Autocar that Porsche is working on providing the Mission E with software that will allow over-the-air updates.
The magazine also said that the first roadgoing prototypes of the Mission E are now undergoing construction at Porsche's research and development centre in Germany. Blume said the cars will begin testing in summer in a planned two-year development phase.
The all-wheel drive four-door Mission E concept shown at the Frankfurt Show in 2015 develops a total power of over 600 hp (440kW) and comes with a claimed driving range of over 500 kms. Porsche also says that an innovative 800-volts battery charging system ('Porsche Turbo Charging') reduces charging time to slightly longer than it takes to fill a car's fuel tank. At the quick charge station, it takes just over fifteen minutes to provide enough charge for around 80% of the total range.