Word on the street is that Porsche is considering increasing the annual production of the Mission E to total over 20,000 cars.
The electric sports car is due to make its debut in 2019, and it is said that there has been sufficient early interest from customers to suggest that Porsche buyers will not oppose the switch from traditional to electric engines. Additionally, the Mission E may use underpinnings that could be suitable for other brands within the Volkswagen group, significantly cutting costs by using a joint EV platform for Porsche and Audi.
The initial positive enquiries from customers have resulted in great optimism for Porsche about the predicted success of the Mission E, hence their exploring ways in which to raise production capacity. It has been speculated that the brand expects to double its investment in hybrid and electric vehicles to upwards of €6 billion in the next 5 years.
Porsche are also considering whether to electrify its Macan SUV, a decision that could be made in the near future. Other partially electrified models are proving popular as well, including the Panamera and Cayenne. Supposedly, in Europe, around 60% of Panamera vehicles have recently been delivered with a hybrid drivetrain.
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(source information: http://europe.autonews.com)