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Published on December 6th, 2016 | by Guest

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Latest technologies that Porsche is bringing on their electric cars

There are very few car manufacturers that have such a rich history as Porsche. With a few decades of innovation behind them, Porsche cars are and always have been technological masterpieces, relying on distinctive performance and aesthetic features to stand out from the crowd – atrend that Porsche is not likely to break anytime soon. We need to look no further than their upcoming electric car for a proof for this: the Porsche Mission E is set to be a game changer for Porsche, coming with innovative technologies that will make it a powerful competitor in the EV industry, and not only. Here are the latest technologies that Porsche is bringing on their electric cars.

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Performance

When it comes to cars, for some people they are mere means of transportation that get them from point A to point B; Porsche vehicles have always been about much more, and the Mission E will be no exception. Designed with performance and the pleasure of driving in mind, the Mission E will provide a great driving experience, whether you’ll drive it for your daily commute or on the racetrack. With figures such as 0 to 100 km/h of under 3.5 seconds, and 0 to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds, the Porsche Mission E will be a direct competitor to current sports cars. These impressive figures will be achieved with the help of the powerful electric motors the car will come equipped with.

Power

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The real magic of the Porsche Mission E is happening under the hood. Well, not exactly under the hood, technically speaking, as the battery and motors are not under the hood but more likely under the car and between the wheels. At the heart of the car are two powerful electric motors, one driving the front wheels and one driving the rear ones, with a combined power of more than 600 horsepower. Powering the motors is a high-power battery that also brings something new in the field of electric vehicles – high-current charging and operation.

Unlike traditional EVs that operate at 400 volts, the Porsche Mission E will operate at 800 V, which translates to a better performance, and, more importantly, significantly faster charging. Using a compatible 800 V charger, the Mission E will be able to charge from 0 to 80% of its battery’s capacity in 15 minutes, thus removing one of the main problems of electric vehicles – long charging times. Also in the charging department is a convenient charging option, namely inductive charging. While it won’t be as fast as using a 800 V charger, inductive charging will certainly be convenient. To use this technology, you will only need to drive your Mission E over a charging plate, and let it do the rest – the car will start charging, without the need of any cables or anything else.

In-car Tech

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It’s not only the performance department of the Porsche Mission E that benefits from what technology has to offer – the inside of the car will pack some interesting tech as well. The instrument panel is the most notable technology hub, consisting of 5 instrument clusters that provide the driver with all the necessary information on the status of the vehicle. What’s most impressive about the instrument panel is that it uses a virtual display based on OLED technology, which will follow the driver’s posture and position to adapt itself for the best view. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the instrument panel, though, is the way you will interact with it: an integrated camera will track your eye movements and detect which cluster you’re looking at, allowing you to select it via the buttons on the steering wheel.

Outside Tech

The exterior of the Mission E will make full use of technology as well, and a quick glimpse of the car will be enough to notice. For starters, one common element of cars is completely absent in the Mission E: side mirrors; instead, the car comes equipped with some cameras that will take the role of the mirrors, recording what’s behind the car and displaying everything discreetly in the inside corners of the windshield.

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The headlights incorporate some awesome tech as well, using adaptive LED matrix for the best road lighting experience.

Porsche Mission E – Coming Soon

If you’re excited about the Porsche Mission E and the entire great tech it will bring, you will need to hold that excitement for a while, as the car is only scheduled to hit the market somewhere by the end of the decade. In the meantime, there are great performance parts to upgrade your current Porsche with, and Porsche is likely to make some of the tech of Mission E available for other Porsche models as well, so the future is looking bright nevertheless.

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