Porsche has shared some info and images of the upcoming Porsche Mission E in the “tribute to tomorrow” section of its Annual and Sustainability Report 2017. The Mission E electric concept, revealed at Frankfurt 2015, will make its debut as a production model in 2019.

Porsche says that the Mission E will have output of over 600 hp, and can do the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in less than 3.5 seconds. It will have a range of 500 km in a single charge, and will only need 15 minutes for an 80% charge. Clearly, this car takes aim at Tesla, which has made the performance EV segment its own, with traditional carmakers only recently waking up to the electric challenge.

With a 100 kWh battery pack, the most potent Tesla Model S P100D does 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) in 2.5 seconds and has a range of 613 km in the NEDC cycle. The Mission E’s stats aren’t as good on paper, but Zuffenhausen is promising “reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods,” according to Porsche EV chief Stefan Weckbach in a previous interview.

The Porsche exec also touts the Mission E’s dynamics. “The longitudinal and lateral dynamics of the Mission E will be typical of a Porsche and represent a real treat for any driver,” he said.

“With Mission E, Porsche provides convincing answers to the challenges of e-mobility. Sustainability, electromobility, performance and driving pleasure are not contradictions. Porsche and electromobility fit together perfectly,” the company stresses.

It goes on to say that the four-door EV offers “a highly emotional driving experience in an exclusive sports car which sets new standards as the sportiest and, at the same time, most technologically sophisticated car of its class.”

The recent Mission E Cross Turismo Concept previews Porsche’s plans beyond the sleek, low-slung Mission E. It all sounds very impressive, but we’ll have to wait till next year for the match to start.


GALLERY: Porsche Mission E test mule and concept