##Tesla, the leading manufacturer in the development of electric sports cars, has a new contender on the block. Porsche’s latest project the Mission E is designed to be the all-new electric sports saloon that is reputed to go head to head with Tesla’s Model S and set a new standard for future electric sports cars.

With fossil fuels running out, destined to be depleted by the end of the century, car manufacturers are considering other viable solutions to ensure that sports cars are not a thing of the past only seen in the history books. Porsche has unveiled its newest project, the Mission E an all-electric, four wheel-drive sports saloon that is expected to go on sale sometime in 2019, with it already spotted at the Nürburgring race track in Germany, being put through vigorous testing and preparation for mass market production.

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The launch of an era

Porsche’s history in motoring dates back to 1931, founded in Stuttgart, Germany. The automobile manufacturer is seen as an expert in the development of sophisticated, refined and reliable sports car and sports saloons. With the launch of the Mission E, an all-electric vehicle designed to go head to head with Tesla, a company that has dominated the field of electric cars since its establishment back in 2003. It is seen as an expert in its field of battery development, research with a large market share. This, in turn, sets a motivational push to already well-established car manufacturers, such as #BMW, #Audi, #VW and now #Porsche. Encouraging them to delve into other potential markets that show promising results for the future of the automobile, with Dyson now trying to grab a piece of the market share.

What does this mean for the future of electric cars?

This means that with car technology being in a constant evolution, we’ve seen battery technology considered as nothing more than a mere science experiment - a temporary solution to an everlasting problem.

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With #Tesla first setting the benchmark for the future of electric cars with the difficult, yet, the successful launch of their S Model range. Hinting the use of electric motors was a potentially viable solution that still required refinement. This refinement has now been witnessed by Porsche, their Mission E has been estimated to be far superior on paper than the current Tesla range. With 440kw battery packs placed centrally in the car, developing an astonishing 600 bhp, with a top speed over 155 mph and a 300-mile range with a charge time of only 18 minutes. Means that electric cars are no longer seen as a science experiment, but more as a potential solution to the fossil fuel crisis and not only saving the world but also saving the concept of the sports car.