The company is keen to capitalise on electric car demand.
If you're familiar with Porsche then you will know that the company likes to offer a million versions of each car within its slim range of models – that doesn't look set to change any with the introduction of the upcoming Mission E all-electric saloon.
The German car maker is set to introduce the Mission E – or whatever it decides to call the new car – by 2020 as part of a concerted Volkswagen Group initiative to produce electric vehicles in the face of environmental concerns and tightening legislation. Hmm, whose fault was that?
The Mission E has initially been conceived as a four-door saloon, but a number of other variants are on the way thanks to the newly developed electric platform that the VW Group has been working on. We also know that Porsche's Volkswagen stablemate Bentley is planning a model based on the same platform and an all-electric Lamborghini could also be on the cards.
The idea is a smart one – electrified plug-in Porsches have been a huge success for the company so far. The closest car Porsche currently sells to the Mission E is the Panamera. A plug-in hybrid variant is available for that car, and it makes up more than 60 percent of the model's total sales; while in Scandinavia, where there are compelling incentives for greener cars, 90 percent of Panameras sold are electrified.
The production version of the Mission E is set to be unveiled in 2019, and prices will likely start around the £100,000 mark. Porsche R&D boss Michael Steiner confirmed recently that design work on the car is finished, and it closely resembles the concept that was first seen at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show.