Porsche is joining the electric highway
Stefan Weckbach, head of battery-electric vehicles at Porsche outlines the company’s strategy and the progress on the Mission E
The world is moving quickly towards electric vehicles, whether it is through necessity due to legislation, public demand or a sense of corporate responsibility, and car makers are having to adapt. Even sports car manufacturers are having to embrace the change and in an internal interview, Stefan Weckbach the company’s head of battery electric vehicles (BEV), outlined Porsche’s strategy in key areas. Like Jaguar did when it revealed its new I-Pace in a sprint race against the Tesla Model XP100D, Weckbach also took the chance to hit out at Tesla. "One of the US-based manufacturers boasts that its vehicle can manage 0-100km/h in under three seconds. But only twice, the third attempt will fail. The system is throttled. Porsche drivers won’t need to worry about anything like that happening. The Mission E will offer reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods." They be fighting words as the saying goes, but Porsche has made significant investments in ...