If you thought mobile phones were the only electronic devices that could charge wirelessly, then think again. Porsche’s Mission E – the company’s first concept electric car, can recharge its battery by inductive charging: the car parks above a base coil in the floor of the garage and starts recharging without cables through another coil under the car.
First unveiled in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, this electric car with over 600 horsepower, powered by an unconventional 800-volt power system and two motors, can accelerate to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h within twelve seconds.
Acceleration is not the only area where the Mission E is fast. With its “Turbo Charging System”, Porsche claims the car can also charge its battery up to 80% in just fifteen minutes; enough energy to travel up to 400 km!
With an interior that is even more futuristic than the exterior, the Porsche Mission E also boasts an intelligent holographic dashboard display with eye-tracking system. The holographic dashboard is enhanced with what the company calls the parallax effect: the dashboard adjusts to the seat position and the body posture of the driver. If the driver leans forward, backward or to the side, the display moves along with the driver. According to the German automaker, this avoids situations where a part of the steering wheel blocks the driver’s view of some key information.
The car is expected to go into production in 2019 or 2020 and offer some competition against Tesla.