Porsche: Mission E Doesn’t aim to be a Tesla killer, it Aims to be a ‘Real Porsche’


Porsche is still gradually marketing its Mission E electric vehicle a full year ahead of going into production.

Stefan Weckbach, Head of the BEV Model Series at Porsche, has now taken a few people to get test drives in the Mission E Cross Turismo in California and commented on the German automaker’s plans.

They brought the prototype of the CUV version of the Mission E to Malibu for some test drives.

Weckbach commented on the vehicle:

  • The road-ready Mission E Cross Turismo is a continuation of the Mission E study that we presented at the International Motor Show (IAA) in 2015. The CUV is especially interesting because some near-series elements are already being used in the interior.

Porsche released a bunch of cool new pictures of the Mission E Cross Turismo – including a few new shots of the interior mentioned by Weckbach:

Weckbach also commented on the media’s habit to call the Mission E a ‘Tesla killer’.

Like many EV enthusiasts, the executive didn’t like the term and instead had nice words to say about Tesla:

  • Tesla has done a wonderful job driving electric mobility.

He said that they are instead focusing on making the Mission E feel like a “real Porsche”:

  • Our main target is to make the Mission E become a real Porsche.

Here’s the interview:

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