When it comes to electric vehicle range, while automakers have not so quietly making promises to catch up to the likes of Tesla, a sports car maker may have the first to beat the startup at its own game. Porsche Mission E electric concept, a production version of 2015 has scheduled to go on sale at the end of 2019 with a price expected to start in the $80,000 – $90,000 range, according to CAR Magazine.

Porsche Mission E electric concept has scheduled to go on sale at the end of 2019

At the International Motor show in Frankfurt, speaking last week, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says the Mission E will look very close to the concept presented two years ago at the show. The Panamera, smaller than Porsche other four-door cars, the company says it has intended to bridge the gap between that vehicle and the 911  sports car.

That seems in the performance also. The mission E won’t have offered with any internal combustion engine assistance, unlike Porsche current range of hybrids.

A top speed of about 155 mph through a dual motor setup that also allows for all-wheel drive, and yet the concept promised a 0-60 time of fewer than 3.5 seconds. The Porsche will offer the Mission E with different power levels while a Tesla Model S P100D may beat it off the line in its most ludicrous of modes.

Porsche might have the first to topple its performance credentials:

Blume says Porsche will offer the Mission E with different power levels yet like Tesla, so your basic $90,000 version may not have quite as powerful.

To include other styles, Blume also didn’t rule out expanding the Mission E range that may include a couple or wagon or SUV. For sports cars, Porsche may have known, but its Cayenne SUV has pretty lucky over the years.

To electrify everything by 2030, and having part of the vast Volkswagen Group that has promised, a slew of electric-only Porsche by then wouldn’t have so surprising.

For the estimated ranges of Tesla lineup, while numerous other automakers might have to gun, Porsche might have the first to topple its performance credentials among high-end electrics. In two years, we will see.

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