— Details continue to emerge about Porsche's first fully electric vehicle, the Mission E, which made its debut at the 2015 International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt.
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Porsche has mostly used electrification as a performance booster for several of its models, including the Panamera, Cayenne and 918 Spyder hypercar, but the Mission E represents a new frontier for the German automaker. Potential details for the Mission E are exciting: 600 horsepower, all-wheel drive and a zero-to-62-mph time of less than 3.5 seconds.
In an interview with Car magazine, Porsche Chairman Oliver Blume revealed a few new important details about the Mission E. The car will be electric-only, through and through; no hybrid options will be offered. New body styles could potentially follow, as well. Blume also confirmed that different power output motors would be offered but was mum on battery size and capacity details.
The two biggest bits of news were price and release date.
The Mission E will be priced like an "entry-level" Panamera, which starts at $86,050 (including a destination charge) and should go on sale by the end of 2019. We're not yet sure if this means it will reach the U.S. or Europe first, but once we find out, you will, too.