Porsche’s Mission E gets green signal for series production; to be launched in 2019

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Porsche received a green signal for the series production of the concept Mission E Cross Turismo, by the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG.

The Mission E Cross Turismo concept was unveiled in the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March this year and the Supervisory board of the company still called it a concept and hadn’t given the green flag for the project.

The vehicle is a derivative of the Taycan- the first pure electric Porsche- which will be launched in the market in 2019. The four-door Cross Turismo has an 800-volt architecture and is prepared for connection to the fast charging network. It has a power output of 600 hp and a range of 500 km (NEDC).

The Mission E Cross Turismo is said to accelerate from 0- 100 kmph in less than 3.5 seconds and reached speed of 200 kmph in under 12 seconds.

The Porsche Cross Turismo features an emotional design with striking off-road. It sports an innovative display and operating concept with touchscreen and eye-tracking control. It has an all- wheel drive (AWD) and measures in just under five metres.

The new electric Turismo can be charged by induction, at a charging station or using the Porsche home energy storage system. The German automaker plans to invest more than six billion euros in electromobility by 2022.

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The sports car manufacturer will create 300 additional jobs at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany, for production of the vehicle.

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