Porsche has unveiled a brand new electric car concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, the electrified car is essentially an elongated version of the Mission E, which is due to go on sale next year.
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As well as extra boot space, the Mission E Cross Turismo will exhibit enhanced off-road capabilities thanks to a higher ride height and tougher wheel arch surrounds. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said it's best to think of the Cross Turismo as a fusion between the Mission E's design and the Panamera Sport Turismo's off-road touches.
Porsche says the Cross Turismo will be able to accelerate to 62mph from a standing start in 3.5-seconds and will go on to a maximum speed of 155mph. Impressive figures they may be, but it's the recharge time that is particularly headline-grabbing. Porsche says you will be able to get 62 miles out of the Mission E Cross Turismo, from just a four minute charge, faster than boiling a pot of spaghetti. Total range from a full battery is expected to match the Mission E's 310 miles.
The German car manufacturer hasn't revealed any technical details of the new car, but Autocar believes it will use a similar electric motor system to the Mission E, meaning it will get two motors, with one on each axle producing a combined 600bhp and 663lb ft of torque. Lithium ion batteries will likely be mounted in the floor.
Pricing and availability has yet to be revealed as well, but Porsche says it is a "good proposal for series production very soon."