At the end of last year, Porsche CEO Klaus Zellmer acknowledged that the popularity of the Tesla S model would negatively impact Porsche's overall sales. Hardly surprising, Tesla proved with Model S that there was a viable market for a future-oriented and all-electric luxury car if it did not look like a typical electric car
"We have a lot of respect for Tesla," Zellmer said a few months ago "And, yes, I am sure that there are some Porsche customers who, in terms of connectivity, digital stuff in the car and electric battery in the vehicles, did not find the car they wanted with Porsche, so bought it them elsewhere. "
In response to the great popularity of the Model S, in 201
Without question, Porsche wants to position Mission E as a superior alternative to Model S. A few weeks ago, Porsche driver Stevan Weckbach threw a targeted blow at Tesla when asked about the S model's ability to get from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds
"But only twice," said Weckbach to fail. The system is throttled. Porsche drivers do not have to worry about that. "
All in all, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume hinted last Friday that Mission E is not designed to compete with Model S on a spec-by-spec basis
" Tesla is for us not a benchmark, "said Blume in a remark taken up by Forbes .
In the wake of this remark, there was speculation that Blume was trying to convey that Mission E would be such a huge improvement over the Model S, Interestingly, Porsche prided itself at the beginning of the year on the fact that Mission E will be twice as fast as Tesla.
If all goes according to plan, Mission E 2019 is expected to go on sale.