Porsche’s first purely electric sports wagon has been given the go-ahead to begin production following a meeting at the manufacturer’s major factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
The road-ready concept study Mission E Cross Turismo, which wowed delegates at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will create an additional 300 jobs at its headquarters in the Stuttgart factory, after the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG confirmed production at the facility on Thursday.
Porsche’s first ever purely electric vehicle will reach 60mph within a mere 3.5 seconds, and will reach 125mph within 12 seconds. The four-door Cross Turismo has an 800-volt architecture and is prepared for connection to the fast charging network.
The stunning electric vehicle has a system output of 600hp and a range of 500km, with 400km being charged within just 15 minutes.
The vehicle is a derivative of the electric saloon Porsche Taycan, and will be launched on the market in 2019. The move comes as part of Porsche’s plans to invest more than €6bn in electromobility by 2022