The Silent Porsche

Published in the February 2017 issue of “Die Porsche Kassette”

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The Silent Porsche!...                                 by Pedro P. Bonilla (GCR PCA)

The Silent Porsche


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Porsche is redoubling its efforts to roll out its first fully-electric vehicle by 2020.  The project is internally known as: “Mission E”.


According to a report by the German news site Automobilwoche, it states that Porsche plans to sell 20,000 units per year.


Mission E was presented as a concept car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 2015 and was an immediate hit.


Some of the features expected on the Mission E are:


Two motors driving all four wheels and producing 600 HP.


It will be powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries which will extend to the complete underbody so that the weight is distributed equally.


The batteries can be charged by inductive charging by simply driving over a plate in the garage floor and automatically the charging begins.

They can also be charged in the conventional way, at a charging station or at home or place of work via a cable   The charging port is hidden behind the front left fender.

The car can charge up to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes, giving it a range of 250 miles.  With a full charge, it can drive for 310 miles.


The Mission E car will reach a top speed of 150 mph and can go from zero to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds.


The new car will feature four seats and four doors that open in an entirely new way for Porsche.


It will not have exterior mirrors.  Instead, cameras will capture what’s behind and display it on the lower corner of the windshield.


The driver can also control the car’s menu using built-in eye tracking technology.  A camera detects where the driver is looking and what instrument on the dash the driver ants to open.  The driver can then confirm by pressing a button on the steering wheel.


The car’s display also changes as the driver shifts position.  So if the driver moves higher or lower in the seat, or leans to one side or the other, the instruments displayed on the interface will move with the driver.


Since Volkswagen recently acquired the Canadian Company PayByPhone, The Mission E will probably have the capability to use mobile apps to pay for parking spaces in selected cities.

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