Porsche and Audi have unveiled their electric cars in Frankfurt. Rather, they’ve announced the Mission E (Porsche) and e-tron quattro (Audi). The Porsche Mission E will debut tonight and the Frankfurt Auto Show, as will, I hope, the e-tron quattro.
While there isn’t a whole lot of information available just yet – nope, no photos, at least until tomorrow – Volkswagen’s CEO Martin Winterkorn has said both the Mission E and e-tron quattro will have a range of 500 km (over 300 miles). Also, neither vehicle will be available to buy until 2018.
Sounds like someone’s trying to steal the electric car spotlight from Tesla! This could be fun to watch!
Laurent Petizon, automotive consultant for AlixPartners, said not only may the German brands rapidly close the gap with Tesla on engine and battery, but Audi and Porsche can make “a better car than Tesla in terms of driving experience, balance, suspension, and road handling”. Petizon also said, “They have been doing it for 100 years and it’s their job.”
Pretty sure that’s the best single statement about an automotive manufacturer I’ve ever heard!
Keep yall updated!