They hope to develop a technical partnership.
Porsche Mission E
Porsche continues to make progress in developing its Mission E electric sports sedan, and apparently it's made enough of them to let former F1 driver and recent Porsche 919 Hybrid endurance car driver Mark Webber take a turn behind the wheel. The company got his test drive on video, along with his impressions. He seems quite pleased.
When we talked with folks at Porsche about introducing the Mission E here in the U.S., they acknowledged that charging infrastructure was a challenge the company must face head-on. "We have to work on our charging infrastructure [across] the nation, so that range anxiety — despite the fact that we have a bigger range than 300 miles — is not a barrier," Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Klaus Zellmer told us. Now we know a little more about that plan, as Zellmer told Automo
Based on the Porsche Mission E sedan.
Porsche's head of electric vehicles gets expansive about the challenges behind the Mission E, and takes a swipe at Tesla.
Stuttgart doubles its EV investment, devises innovative manufacturing for Mission E — and knows exceedingly well how to build things.
Uwe Michael, Porsche's head of electrics and electronics, dishes on advances planned for Mission E and other electrified Porsches.
They'll be all-wheel-drive, with the possibility of a cheaper rear-drive variant later.
Sales are up, so Porsche wants to maximize its profits.
This may be a sign the Mission E will be just as exciting as other Porsches.
The week, according to Honda.
Porsche's electrification plan is taking shape.
This should make for an interesting battle
Porsche is spending $1.1 billion to update its Stuttgart plant for electric vehicle production.
German and Japanese automakers and companies like Tesla will reap the rewards.
The company hopes its first EV will be a huge hit.