Porsche's New Electric Car is Set to Take On Tesla

Trevor English
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The Mission E, Porsche's first fully electric vehicle will be rolling off of production lines in 2020, and Tesla is going to have some serious competition. According to Business Insider, the company plans on hiring 1,400 people to help develop the car into fruition. It is estimated that the Mission E will have a range of 310 miles, which stays competitive with Tesla. Musk's company will still have a head start on the industry, but the new electric Porsche will likely give the Model S some serious competition.

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The two electric motors in the car will give it the equivalent of 600 HP from the lithium-ion batteries. Weight is distributed evenly throughout the car to keep the center of gravity low and keep it hugging the road. One thing that Porsche plans to incorporate into this vehicle that Tesla doesn't have in its plans is inductive charging. The Mission E will be able to be charged inductively and only require that the car is parked over a charging plate. This eliminates the hassle of plugging the car in, and allows drivers 'park and go' when they get home.

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There will still be a charging port on the front in case you don't have the induction charging station set up as well. 15 minutes of charging will charge the batteries to 80%, which allows for a 250-mile range. This fast charging time will make most of the inconveniences commonly associated with electric vehicles disappear. While the car will be electric, it will be able to go from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds. It really will be the electric sports car of the future.

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