Porsche is on a Mission with all-electric E Cross Turismo

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PORSCHE today unveiled its latest all-electric concept at the Geneva Motor Show – the Mission E Cross Turismo.

Taking inspiration from the existing Mission E Concept released in 2015, the Cross Turismo is a more rugged vehicle designed for those who like to take their vehicle across more varied terrain.

Featuring all-wheel-drive technology and 800 volts of electronic power, the E Cross Turismo can hit 60mph in a claimed time of 3.1 seconds and travel 310 miles on a single charge, says Porsche. It should be able to offer 248 miles after just 15 minutes’ charge as well. Porsche claims that the car has been readied for induction charging too, meaning that wireless charging points under the ground can help to replenish the car’s batteries.

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Two electric motors combine to produce close to 600bhp and provide enough power to send the E Cross Turismo to 125mph in under 12 seconds. All-wheel steering helps give the car better low-speed manoeuvrability, as well as improved high-speed stability.

Adaptive air suspension has also been fitted and can increase the car’s ground clearance by 50 millimetres, while active roll stabilisation helps reduce body roll when cornering at speed.

Off-road elements have been incorporated as well, with protection to the wheel arches and door sills.

Large 20-inch wheels add to the car’s on-road presence, while at the rear the Porsche logo is made from glass letters – the ‘E’ of which pulses when the car is charging.

There’s space for four inside, and each individual seat’s backrest can be folded down, providing more flexible storage. The cabin also benefits from a wide TFT display, which bears the hallmarks of the one found in the current Panamera saloon.

No production dates or prices for the Mission E Cross Turismo have been announced as yet.

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