The Stuttgart-based luxury sports car manufacturer made our day greener late last year when they said the Mission E concept would spawn a production series vehicle by the turn of the decade.
Now the model is constantly doing the rumor rounds and as such new details are being constantly dug up – the latest report comes to grant us with a name. We know, it’s the internal codename – “J1” – but it’s anyways better than nothing. More importantly the vehicle will allegedly make use of a newly developed platform by Porsche for this green model specifically. That’s interesting, considering the parent company Volkswagen Ag has delivered a bespoke modular platform for all of its upcoming EVs, including the top of the line second-generation Phaeton.
The development team for the Porsche electric car is being headed by Stefan Weckbach, who back in the day handled Porsche’s product strategy and also had an input in the Boxster development. We already know the electric Porsche will have important implications for the company – more than 1,000 new hires will be part of a 700 million investment in a new paint shop and an assembly facility. The production series electric car will also be heavily inspired by the Mission E concept and will have a lithium-ion battery pack that should deliver a range of at least 330 miles (531 kilometers) – meaning the model will most likely be pitted against the US-made Tesla Model S.