GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Porsche on a mission with Geneva concept
All-electric crossover shocks Geneva show, reports Michael Taylor
Porsche has stunned the Geneva motor show with a bullet-fast crossover concept based on its upcoming Mission E electric car. The Mission E Cross Turismo concept car is officially a feasibility study examining whether the world is ready for an all-electric "cross utility vehicle". Unofficially, it is already a fully worked up prototype, heading into production as a follow-up to next year’s Mission E four-door sedan, with ferocious performance and crunching acceleration. The 4.95m machine is claimed to whip through to 100km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and stretches beyond 200km/h less than nine seconds later. It has insisted the concept car’s "level of continuous power is unmatched by any other electric vehicle. "Multiple accelerations are possible in direct succession without loss of performance", Porsche said in a reference pointedly, though indirectly, directed at the world’s most famous electric car maker, Tesla. "The Mission E Cross Turismo is an expression of how we envision the ...