PORSCHE has made a daring claim that its upcoming all-electric Mission E will charge twice as fast as any Tesla model. Uwe Michael, head of the electronics development division at Porsche, made the claims in an interview by the german manufacturer.
Mr Michael revealed some interesting insights about the electric car chargers in the interview.
Alongside the Mission E, the firm will release rapid chargers which will be able to give cars around 250 miles of range in just 20 minutes.
Currently, Tesla’s Supercharger device will provide a vehicle with 170 miles of range in 30 minutes and full charge in 75 mins.
The Mission E, which is set to be released next year, has been tipped as a rival to Tesla’s flagship Model S.
“We’ve closely examined what customers really expect from e-mobility, and what they actually want,” said Mr Michael.
“There are two key challenges in this respect: the power and performance of e-vehicles and, following on from this, the infrastructure.
“Customers have two main concerns in this regard, namely inadequate ranges and long charging times.
“We intend to revolutionise charging times by doubling the capacity of the high-voltage system from 400 V to 800 V.
“In a nutshell – a range of 250 miles in less than 20 minutes.
“Without exception, all our current competitors are advertising charging durations which are twice as long.”