Porsche will offer a mid-sized electric car to take on Tesla Model S

Article by Christian A., on October 25, 2014

It appears that Porsche has a big surprise for Tesla as the German manufacturer is planning an all-electric version of it upcoming mid-sized five-door model. If the combustion engine versions will take on cars such as the BMW 5-Series or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the electrified version will be a rival for the Tesla Model S when it comes to range or performance.

Details are currently limited but we do know that it will use the second-generation version of the MSB platform used by the current Panamera. The electric motor which will be used by the new mid-sized model will provide a similar output to the one used by the Tesla Model S, which offers 416 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

The battery is expected to be developed in partnership with Audi, which is developing its first electric car, the R8 e-Tron. Audi R8 e-Tron will offer an all-electric range of more than 250 miles or 400 km.

If Porsche will challenge the Model S, Audi is preparing an all-electric Q8 SUV that will take on the Tesla Model X. Still, Tesla already offers the Model S, while the Model X will hit the dealerships next year. Audi and Porsche have lots of work to do and we will still have to wait some time to get our hands on the German electric vehicles. [source: autocar.co.uk]

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