Porsche first introduced the world to the Mission E Concept Study back in September of 2015. Then, less than 3-months after its introduction we learned that it received a green light for production and the first 100% electrically powered Porsche would be coming to market sometime before the end of this decade.
Now, as we're getting closer to the end of the year and closer to a possible launch of the Mission E model, we're hearing from Porsche's CEO, Oliver Blume that he expects huge demand for their all electric sedan? How huge? How about 20,000 units?
“We have the Mission E calculated with a number of items in the order of about 20,000,” Blume told the German publication Automobilwoche.
To put that in perspective, Porsche sold 8,360 911s in the U.S. last year and 31,350 world wide. That's setting the bar pretty high for the Mission E at 20,000 units. However, if the production version stays anywhere near close to the specs of the concept version (600 hp, 0-62 mph time of 3.5 seconds or better, 500 km range and 80% recharge capabilities with a 15 minute recharge) 20,000 might actually be a low figure.
Right now, Porsche's Mission E is expected at some point in 2019. We don't yet know when and we don't yet know pricing, but we expect to learn more in the coming months and years and will share it with you hear as always.