Porsche and Audi take on Tesla with two gorgeous electric car visions

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In a shock move, Porsche unveiled its vision for an electric performance sedan — and lo, it was good. The Mission E promises a 310-mile driving range, 600 horsepower and most unbelievably, a charging time of only 15 minutes to charge the battery 80%. Its performance targets are rather Porsche-like as well, with 0-62 m.p.h. (0-100 km/h) taking under 3.5 seconds. A lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife — a popular proving-ground in Germany — took under eight minutes. The acceleration figures are somewhat slower than Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode, but Porsche is known to underrate its own cars. In its press release, Porsche touts the fact that its electric motors helped it achieve a 1-2 finish at this year’s 24 Hours of LeMans, one of the most difficult auto races in the world. In the Mission E, power output will be greater than 600 horsepower.

Source: Porsche and Audi take on Tesla with two gorgeous electric car visions

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