Why Grads of Mechanic Training Should Get Ready for the New 2019 Porsche Mission E
June 7, 2018
The brand new, all-electric Porsche Mission E 2019 has finally arrived, and it is about to change how drivers and mechanics see electric vehicles for years to come. Porsche delivered on its promises back in 2015 and has now turned the initial concept into a powerful electric sports car that pushes the boundaries of EV design. Not only that, but the Mission E is set for launch by the end of 2019.
With its speed and handling capabilities, the Mission E might just give EVs a fighting chance when compared to other gas-powered sports cars! Read on to find out more about this exciting new development.
The Porsche Mission E Achieves Breathtaking Speeds!
What makes the Mission E so spectacular is how it can hit and maintain speeds similar to those of other sports cars, only without the added cost of fuel. What gives the Mission E such “oomph” is its brand new powertrain composed of two permanently excited synchronous machine (PSM) motors—which some sources consider to be the equivalent of a turbo engine for an electric motor—that provides power to the rear and front axles separately. The result is a whopping 600 horsepower, or 440 kW output, giving the Mission E a total top speed of 250 km/h; that’s sure to leave graduates of mechanic training more than a little impressed.
The Mission E has enough power to go from 0-100 km/h in only 3.5 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 12. While some auto mechanics may find it difficult to believe, the Mission E’s 0-100 km/h time is just 0.4 seconds less than Lamborghini’s gas-powered Huracan Performante Spyder, and a whole 0.7 seconds faster than BMW’s M2 Competition. With capabilities like these, the Mission E’s innovative all-electric powertrain could make future EVs a force to be reckoned with.
Porsche’s Mission E Solves Charging and Range Problems
Graduates of a car repair course may know a thing or two about one of the biggest challenges facing EVs on the market today: charging times and how many kilometers they are capable of traveling on a single charge. Right now, electric cars like the 2018 Nissan LEAF (with a 40 kWh battery) only have a range of about 240 km, and take roughly 40 minutes to charge 80 per cent. While the standard Tesla Model 3 moves that benchmark up to 350 km per charge, it could still take 30 minutes or more to charge at a Tesla Supercharger station.
How then did Porsche manage to solve the problem of range and charging times with the Mission E? It amped up the Mission E’s powertrain voltage to about 800 V, giving the Mission E the ability to charge a lot faster than some of the other EVs on the market today, and travel up to 500 km per charge. To be fair, Tesla’s Model 3 can manage 500 km per charge too with the long-range battery option, but it will only take the Mission E 15 minutes or less to charge 80 per cent. With impressive battery and powertrain technology like this, it seems like mechanics might expect the electric revolution not to come from automakers like Tesla, but from Porsche.
The Mission E’s Brakes Give Grads of Mechanic Training Plenty to Talk About
The brakes for the Mission E are truly impressive, with a system that is quite unique from some other cars. First, the brakes are somewhat connected to the car’s two PSM motors for the purposes of drawing in and recovering power every time the Mission E brakes.
The function of the brake pedal might also change a bit. When the driver applies the brakes, it’s actually sending a signal to a computer that decides whether stopping power comes from the PSM motors, or the brakes themselves. This innovative system could mean less wearing down of the brake discs, which suggests that they could end up lasting longer. The Mission E still has plenty of other impressive functions to put mechanics into a frenzy of excitement, as this marvel of EV engineering could be the beginning of a new era for the electric auto manufacturing industry!
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