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    Porsche Gives the Green Light to Mission E, Launch By 2020


    • The Mission E Concept Will Become A Production Model


    Porsche has given the Mission E concept the go-ahead for production.

     

    "With Mission E, we are making a clear statement about the future of the brand. Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car," said Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG.

     

    First shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the concept featured an 800 Volt electrical system with two electric motors producing around 600 horsepower. The run to 60 MPH takes around 3.5 seconds and have a total range of around 310 Miles. A unique feature of the concept was the 800 Volt charging system that provided 80 percent of total range within 15 minutes.

     

    To get ready for Mission E production, Porsche will invest 700 Million Euros (about $765 million) into their Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen plant. The investment will bring in a new paint shop, assembly plant, and upgrades to its engine factory.

     

    Porsche says they plan on launching the production Mission E by the end of the decade.

     

    Source: Porsche

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    Porsche Mission E Receives a Green Light

    • Porsche to invest around one billion euros - More than 1,000 new jobs


    Atlanta, Georgia. The first 100 percent electrically powered Porsche is on its way. The supervisory board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG today gave the green light for the Mission E project. In the words of Dr. Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board, Porsche is thus "beginning a new chapter in the history of the sports car." The vehicle is due to be launched at the end of the decade.

     

    With the Mission E project, Porsche is continuing to back sustainable growth. In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen alone more than 1,000 new jobs are being created. The company will be investing around 700 million euros in its main site. Over the next few years, a new paint shop and a new assembly plant will be built. The existing engine factory is also being expanded for the production of electric motors. In addition, the existing body shop is being enlarged. On top of that come other areas in which the company will be investing in this context, such as in the Weissach development center.

     

    The Mission E concept car celebrated its premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in September 2015. Visitors were gripped above all by its highly emotional design. Living up to the buzzword of 'E-Performance', the technological trailblazer combines outstanding driving performance with trendsetting day-to-day practicality. In concept form, the four-door car with four individual seats has a system power output of over 600 hp (440 kW). The vehicle thus is expected to achieve both acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds with a planned maximum range of more than 500 kilometers. When charged using an 800-volt charger unit which is planned to be specially developed for the car, which is twice as powerful as today's quick-charge systems, the lithium-ion batteries integrated within the vehicle floor could be recharged to the 80 percent level after just 15 minutes. Plans are under way for optional equipment that would allow the vehicle to be 'refueled' wirelessly by induction via a coil which the owner could have installed beneath the garage floor.

     

    Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG: "With Mission E, we are making a clear statement about the future of the brand. Even in a greatly changing motoring world, Porsche will maintain its front-row position with this fascinating sports car."

     

    Chairman of the Porsche Executive Board, Dr. Oliver Blume: "We are resolutely taking on the challenge of electric mobility. Even with solely battery-powered sports cars, Porsche is remaining true to its philosophy and offering our customers the sportiest and technologically most sophisticated model in this market segment." Blume added that the Mission E project underlines the importance of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen as a production site, of Baden-Württemberg as a center of technology and of the whole German automotive industry.

     

    Uwe Hück, Chairman of the Central Works Council and Deputy Chairman of the Porsche AG Supervisory Board: "A day to celebrate! Yes, we did it! We brought Mission E to Zuffenhausen and Weissach where the future has tradition. The workers' side made the employer's side an offer that they couldn't refuse. This heralds the dawn of a new age in Zuffenhausen and Weissach. Digitalization will be growing up with us. And Factory 4.0 will be a major challenge for the workforce, trade union and employer. We will be taking new approaches but not giving up on the social aspects. With today's decision, Porsche is driving flat out with no speed restrictions into the automotive and industrial future."

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    Great news if they can deliver on the 310 mile range with 80% recharge of battery pack in 15min. Hopefully we see more auto's with longer range and faster recharge times.

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    I got confused with my miles and my kilometers when I originally wrote this post.

     

    310 miles is more than Tesla's 265....I think there is a Model S with 320 miles?

     

    Anyhoo, battery development is improving...and yes...its a sexy car this Porsche.

     

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    I got confused with my miles and my kilometers when I originally wrote this post.

     

    310 miles is more than Tesla's 265....I think there is a Model S with 320 miles?

     

    Anyhoo, battery development is improving...and yes...its a sexy car this Porsche.

     

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    Yes, I believe that will/already here in the P90D. I'll have to double check.

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    I got confused with my miles and my kilometers when I originally wrote this post.

     

    310 miles is more than Tesla's 265....I think there is a Model S with 320 miles?

     

    Anyhoo, battery development is improving...and yes...its a sexy car this Porsche.

     

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    Yes, I believe that will/already here in the P90D. I'll have to double check.

     

    Actually according to their web site which allows you to set speed and AC on or off, it tells you the Mileage of a charge.

     

    https://www.teslamotors.com/models

     

    So the best model for battery length is the 85D at 55mph with AC off and outside air at 70 degrees you get 347 miles range on 19" rims. 21" rimes drops this to 341 miles. 

     

    If we put the speed at 70mph a more reasonable speed for the average driver, you get 261 or 255 based on 19" or 21" rims.

     

    I do not see any option for a 90s series, but the top end on the web site is the P85D with Ludicrous mode.

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    800V charging? That's pretty ambitious.

     Just hook it up to a high tension line for 15 minutes...

    I'm thinking small, very well-protected step-up residential transformer. And probably no inductive charging at that potential. I know up here anything over 750V is handled by a different section of the Electrical Code than most residential or commercial applications.

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    I would think if you want rapid charging and looking long term, longer than 2-3 years of ownership then you can still afford to put in the right type of charger.

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    It's not a matter of affording the equipment. It's whether or not the voltage is even legal for residential use. This isn't a situation like using hi-voltage ignition and low amperage, like furnace wire. What we're talking about here (probably) is jumping a 240V, 40A circuit to 800V and about 12A.

    That's an awful lot of arcing and sparking for Joe Schmoe to have in the garage.

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    240V 40 A or even 440V 3 phase 30A is not that big a deal if an electrician comes in and installs it properly for you. No reason NOT to have a proper quick charge charger at your house.

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      Recall and repair, free of charge to the customer, approximately 58,000 affected 2013-2016 Model Year Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles (so-called Generation 2 vehicles) to bring them into compliance with the emissions standards to which they were originally certified, if an appropriate Emissions Compliant Repair is approved by U.S. regulators. Buy back or offer trade-in credit of equal value for, or terminate the leases of, approximately 20,000 eligible 2009-2012 Model Year Volkswagen and Audi 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles (so-called Generation 1 vehicles) or, if approved by U.S. regulators, modify the vehicles to substantially reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions so as to allow eligible owners and lessees to keep them. Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to approximately $1.2 billion in benefits for the 3.0L TDI settlement program, assuming 100% participation in the program, a 100% buyback of all eligible Generation 1 vehicles and availability of an Emissions Compliant Repair for Generation 2 vehicles. Volkswagen expects to be able to bring affected Generation 2 vehicles to the same emissions standards to which the vehicles were originally certified.
      Volkswagen will begin the 3.0L TDI settlement program as soon as the Court grants final approval to the settlement agreements. At the earliest, approval will occur in May 2017. 
      Potential claimants under the class settlement do not need to take any action at this time. Individual class members will receive extensive notification of their rights and options (including the option to “opt out” of the settlement agreement) if the Court grants preliminary approval of the proposed class settlement at a hearing scheduled to take place on February 14, 2017. More information about the proposed 3.0L TDI settlement program can be found at www.VWCourtSettlement.com.
      Notes to Editors
      The proposed settlement applies to all 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles that Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche marketed or sold in the United States for Model Years 2009 through 2016. The vehicles are divided into two generations, as follows:
      Generation 1 Vehicles
      Volkswagen Touareg: 2009-2012 Audi Q7: 2009-2012 Generation 2 Vehicles
      Volkswagen Touareg: 2013-2016 Audi Q7: 2013-2015 Audi A6, A7, A8, A8L, Q5: 2014-2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel: 2013-2016
       
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