For the average automaker who has always had their customers from the commuters’ segment, it is much easier to switchover to electric motors.
While mileage and pricing has been a hassle, they are overcoming it slowly. Things are not so easy on the other end where brands like Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini are supposed to deliver sports car running on batteries.
The team at Porsche is busy at the moment trying to develop a purely electric sports car. The challenge obviously lies in the fact that they are expected to deliver a car which is super exciting as their previous launches, has a design that is instantly recognizable and should be able to run really fast on road despite the fact that it is being powered by an entirely new technology.
In the video released by the company, the company describes the hurdles the engineers and designers have to face in order to accomplish the feat. They are not only working to integrate a powerful yet lightweight battery in the car but are also working on some futuristic technologies never found in automobiles before.
One of the important additions could be a dashboard with a holographic 3D display. It will produce images right in front of the passengers, giving them an immersive experience like never before. Besides, all basic functions including voice recognition, gesture control and touch panel will be part of this innovative dashboard. The 3D rendering is also equipped with a system that predicts eye movements and change its position to offer the same view on all angles.
Titled as Mission E concept car, the Porsche model has plenty of space to make use because of the absence of a conventional gasoline engine. According to the video, the company is going for a retro look for one of their futuristic models. The car shown looks a lot like the cars from the 1950s and the 60s with a low front end made possible by the electric motor. Being in an experimental phase, some of the features in the video may or may not make it to the final production version.
Porsche showcased the Mission E concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The brand is aiming to achieve a maximum capability of 600 horsepower with the electric car and it should have an impressive efficiency of 310 miles on a single charge. The car is slated for launch in the year 2020.