The Porsche Mission E concept, showed off at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, front three-quarter view.
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Porsche expects its all-electric Mission E sedan to be a huge hit. In an interview with German newspaper Automobilwoche, CEO Oliver Blume stated that the automaker hopes to sell 20,000 units every year. That's a whole lot of electric cars.

"We have the Mission E calculated with a number of items in the order for about 20,000," stated Blume. The goal, as Automobilwoche points out, is a lofty one, as Porsche sold 31,350 units of the 911 worldwide in 2015.

The Mission E, in concept form, featured two electric motors capable of putting out a total of 590 horsepower. The all-electric sports car is claimed to have a zero-to-62 mile per hour time of less than 3.5 seconds and can travel over 310 miles on one charge, as calculated on the European testing cycle. The Mission E, though, may be just one new electrified Porsche on the horizon.

Automobilwoche also reports that Michael Steiner, head of development at Porsche, is contemplating the idea of a plug-in variant of the 718 Boxster. Given Porsche's other plug-in models, such as the Cayenne and the recently released Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a fully electric or hybrid version of the 718 Boxster isn't a farfetched idea. Rumors have also pointed towards an electric 911, but the automaker claims that vehicle is still a decade away.

The Mission E is set to go into production by 2020, the same time Maserati plans to release its all-electric Alfieri. The end of the decade, then, should be an exciting time for sporty, electric vehicles.

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