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The New Porsche Mission E Could Benefit from Over the Air Upgrades after Release

March 16, 2017 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , , ,

By now most people have heard about the Porsche Mission-E all-electric supercar that Porsche is working on. They know that the automaker is shooting for a 300+ mile range for the car, while making something that’s going to be a blast to drive and that’s going to be very quick. If Porsche can deliver on all these things it’s going to have a pretty successful vehicle on its hands, but the automaker isn’t content to just stop there. Porsche also plans on releasing a car that is upgrade-able over the air, and that might be capable of automated driving with a simple over the air update.

Porsche Mission E

Over the Air Upgrades

Much like Tesla did with its Roadster, Porsche wants to be able to make enhancements to its Mission E with wireless software changes to the vehicle. It wants to be able to adjust the tune of the engine, increase or decrease power output in the future, and maybe add in additional tech features like improved automated driving features over time as well.

By simply turning your vehicle on, it could connect to the Internet and receive the updates that it needs to put new features into place using the existing technology. This is something that software companies do all the time today, but not something that is as common in automobiles currently. If Porsche can incorporate this feature into is Mission E, and we’re confident that the company can, buyers will be able to get more life out of the supercar before wanting to upgrade to the latest model.

Automated Driving Features

Porsche, once fully against automated driving, stated that it plans on releasing the Mission E with some self-driving features. For instance, the car might be able to pilot the driver through congested traffic on a straight road, and tackle other simple tasks like that that would otherwise be dull. The Mission E might come with pretty limited self-driving features, but over time as the tech improves, Porsche should be able to make software updates to the vehicle to make it more capable than before. Owners will notice their vehicle getting smarter, the media system getting new features and the vehicle improving over time. That’s the benefit of over-the-air updates, and it’s an exciting feature that Porsche owners could really benefit from.

Porsche is planning on releasing the Mission E in different power levels, so its possible that buyers will be able to change from one power level to the next with a paid update to the vehicle, but there’s no word if that’s going to be the case for the Mission E or not.

Porsche is betting big on this electric supercar and is sinking more than 1 billion Euros into research and development for it. The automaker is planning on selling 20,000 models each year, which would be significant for the luxury automaker, making it account for approximately 10 percent of all sales.

The features set to come with the Mission E are not set in stone, but so far the specs are exciting and something to look forward to. Serious Porsche fans that want to get into electric vehicles should seriously look at this option.With a 300 mile range and a 15 minute charge time the Mission E could be a convenient daily driver that replaces a gas-powered vehicle with ease.

Porsche Has Big Plans for the Mission E

November 30, 2016 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , ,

Porsche is hoping to sell at least 20,000 models of the Mission E EV per year when it’s finally released in 2020. While this isn’t an outlandish figure for automobiles in general, or even full electric vehicles, it’s a pretty high figure for the likes of Porsche. It’s an optimistic figure, but it’s tough to say whether or not the automaker is going to be able to meet such lofty goals once the vehicle is finally released. Here’s what the car has going for it that should help those Porsche goals become a reality.


It’s Beautiful

There are few automakers out there that know how to make a car as beautiful as Porsche does. For some people that’s enough to sell the Mission E on its own. The car should be a stunning piece of artwork and it’s going to appeal to a wide range of people looking for something attractive.

It’s Fast

At around 3.5 seconds from 0 to 62 MPH, the Mission E is a pretty quick full electric vehicle. It should be exciting to drive and something that most people will enjoy, even if they aren’t all about electric vehicles. While it won’t likely be the fastest car out on the road, it will be quick and have excellent handling mechanics, which is all that it really needs.

It’s Track Worthy

The Mission E is going to be a track-worthy sports car, like most other Porsche vehicles sold today. This should excite people looking to pick the car up for racing, and it’s one of the main selling points that the car has for it over some of its main competitors, even leading Tesla vehicles. Porsche understands how to create vehicles with superb track handling, and the automaker is undoubtedly going to keep that in mind when making the Mission E.

The Porsche Mission E is going to appeal to a large group of people, but it’s going to be tough to appeal to enough people to hit the figures that Porsche is going for. In order for that to happen they’ll have to produce a vehicle that offers the same level of performance as the stiffest competition released in 2020, and that might not be the case depending on how far along Tesla and other major EV producers are by then.

Porsche Works to Get Charging Issues Sorted Out for Mission E

October 6, 2016 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , ,

Porsche wants to work with the likes of Tesla, Mercedes and other car companies to come up with a universal charging standard for electric vehicles. It will be nearly impossible to achieve success with an electric vehicle without coming up with a universal standard, which is exactly why Porsche wants to get everyone on the same page before it releases its first high-powered EV.


Agreeing on a Standard

Porsche says that from a technical standpoint most automakers are on the same page when it comes to an electric charging infrastructure, but the companies can’t yet agree on a specific standard. They are going back and forth about the different types of chargers, but want something that’s going to work with Tesla vehicles as well as other standard vehicles around the country.

Universal Charge Stations

Electric vehicles need universal charging stations that work for everyone. That’s what Porsche is trying to accomplish and the automaker states that Tesla is open to allowing other car users to make use of its charging network.

Fastest Charger

Porsche has developed an 800-volt charger, the fastest available today. It’s nearly twice as fast as the 450-volt charging system that Tesla currently has in place, and it’s an effort to make charging up electric vehicles a bit faster and easier. Even still, it will take about 15 minutes to charge the Mission E battery to 80 percent with that high-powered charge. It’s still more time-consuming to charge up batteries than it is to refill a car with gasoline, which is an issue that automakers around the world are trying to sort out.

Using Adapters for Charging

It’s clear that not every manufacturer is going to agree on the same port size. Which isn’t really that important. What is important is that the manufacturers can agree on a basic charge station setup. That way electric vehicles can make use of chargers produced by other manufacturers. It’s easy to make adapters for different charge stations, it’s not so easy to charge vehicles when the station doesn’t rely on the same type of power output. Most automakers agree that simple adapters should allow electric car owners to use a range of charging points without issue.

Long-range electric cars are quickly coming to the market, and Porsche is working hard to try and get the charging infrastructure ready to meet that increased demand.

Porsche Might Release a Mini Mission E

September 15, 2016 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , ,

It’s a bit disappointing to hear that the Porsche Mission E, full-electric supercar project has been delayed and that we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see what the car has to offer, it’s exciting at the same time. That’s because there is worth that Porsche is considering making a scaled-down version of the mid-sized electric sedan, to compete with the Tesla 3. This smaller full-electric sports car would be more affordable, and offer many of the impressive performance features of the larger vehicle.


The Delayed Mission E

If you haven’t heard yet, Porsche recently confirmed that the Mission E is getting delayed a bit. It’s tough to say if this is because of development problems, or because Porsche is deciding to focus on another project first, but it’s getting pushed back a bit. Many experts are hoping that it’s because Porsche decided to produce a scaled-down version of the vehicle first, and it’s entirely possible according to the head of development.

It’s Scalable

Porsche will neither confirm or deny that it’s thinking about producing a smaller version of the Mission E, but Oliver Blume, the chief developer of the Mission E did confirm that the model is completely scalable. That means it could be used to produce other vehicles as well, which means a scaled-down version of the electric sedan is completely possible and probably pretty easy to do as well.

Maybe they Will Both Be Released

While there is no guarantee that we’ll even get a scaled-down version of the Mission E sedan, it’s possible that we’ll get that as well as the full-sized version around the same time. That would certainly help Porsche compete a bit better with Tesla and BMW, two automakers that are both planning on releasing electric vehicles of their own.

No matter what Porsche decides to do, when the automaker finally releases electric vehicles, they’ll be well worth the wait, and should offer the performance and the luxury aspects that Porsche fans have come to expect over time.

Porsche Builds the World’s First Photovoltaic Pylon

February 3, 2016 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , ,

Porsche recently completed the first of many photovoltaic pylons. This massive tower structure is made up of 7,776 solar cells and is believed to generate as much as 30,000 Kwh of electricity each year. That’s a level of energy large enough to provide all the power to the Berlin-Adlershof Porsche center in Germany while also offering enough energy for all visitors to charge their electric vehicles while at the site. This massive construction just shows the brand’s commitment to electricity over other technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.

porsche solar pylon

The Pylon

The pylon that Porsche put together is the world’s first and it measures a total of 25 meters high. It has a total surface area of about 270 square meters. It’s an exciting construction that generates a massive amount of energy for the relatively small level of space that it takes up. It’s easy to see how these pylons could be incorporated into urban environments around the world to generate more power from sunlight.

A Focus on Electric Vehicles

Porsche is making it very obvious that the company plans on pushing further into the electric market. The automaker plans on releasing hybrid versions of some of its key vehicles, while also putting out the Mission E full electric sports car by 2020. There isn’t a huge amount of information about the car yet, but if it turns out anything like the concept vehicle shown off at the Frankfurt International Motor Show back in 2015 it should be a very capable vehicle indeed.

The Porsche Mission E

The Porsche Mission E, the company’s first full-electric vehicle will be available by the company by 2020 at the latest. That’s a mass-market full-electric sports car that will give Porsche aficionados the chance to own a capable sports car that runs on pure electricity and ditches fossil fuels entirely. Not only does the automaker plan on launching electric vehicles, but it plans to offer hybrid vehicles on a range of its products as well.

Porsche’s EV Concept is Awesome

September 13, 2015 lacarguy Porsche Tags: , , , ,

Last week Porsche unveiled a stunning futuristic version of their 911 vehicle that would draw notice for its looks alone, but the most shocking thing about this car was that it was a full-electric vehicle. That’s right, no internal combustion motor in that car. Instead it’s built with a whole lot of battery power that Porsche says will deliver a range of over 310 miles, that’s pretty impressive for a vehicle that’s supposed to be packing as much power as this car is.

porsche mission e

Huge Power and Speed

The 800 volt electric system used in the Porsche Mission E production vehicle provides a whopping 600 HP and can accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in just 3.5 seconds. That’s fast enough for anyone to stop and take notice. To give you an idea of how fast that is, that’s right on the same level as the McLaren MP4, a Lamborghini Diablo or the Porsche GT2 997.

Exceptional Handling

While the vehicle’s bound to be heavier than standard 911 cars, Porsche claims that it’s still going to have that sharp acceleration and excellent handling that its vehicles are known for. The car comes packed with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering. It’s equipped with the powertrain from the famed 919 hybrid car that crushed the competition during the 24 Hours at Le Mans, and it reportedly is capable of traveling around the Nurburgring racetrack in less than eight minutes.

Just a Concept Car

During the presentation of the vehicle Porsche was very careful to refer to the vehicle as a “concept car” the entire time. That’s because they deviated away from the standard for Porsche cars by making available four doors instead of two. That’s a big change for a Porsche vehicle, but it’s hard to say if the changes will stay in the production model, or if there is even going to be a production model in the future.

Lightning Quick Recharging

One surprising boast that Porsche made about their new vehicle is that it can be recharged to 80 percent in just 15 minutes. That means that 400 KM of range can be added to the vehicle through 15 minutes of charging, that’s pretty impressive and would beat out the Tesla vehicles. This very fast recharge time is thanks to an 800 volt system that Porsche is using, that’s double the 400v standard used by other automakers.

In Development for the Future

There’s no real deadline on an electric sedan, and Porsche won’t even say that they’re officially making one at all, but reports strongly suggest that an all-electric sedan is being produced for release in 2018 or 2019 by the automaker. That gives auto buyers a few years to wait still, but it’s an exciting prospect for the future.