Porsche’s chief executive claims that Tesla isn’t a benchmark for its upcoming all-electric Mission E sedan.
Speaking at the automaker’s recent annual press conference, as reported by Forbes, Oliver Blume made the claim in what is just the latest stab from the automaker aimed at the Californian automaker.
While Porsche insists that the Model S is not a benchmark for the Mission E, we know that Mission E prototypes have been spied testing alongside examples of Tesla’s staple model. As a matter of fact, this very writer saw three Mission E prototypes testing in the north of Sweden last week alongside a handful of Tesla Model Ss.
So, while Porsche seems to be asserting that the finished product won’t tackle the Model S, it is obvious that it’s using the Tesla for some benchmark testing, including analyzing its handling, performance, and range.
Less than four weeks ago, Porsche took a dig at Tesla, claiming that the Model S can only do two full-blown acceleration runs before failing. By comparison, the automaker claims that the Mission E “will offer reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods.”
Many specifics about the Mission E remain under wraps but Porsche has confirmed that it will be based on an 800 V architecture and be capable of getting 400 km of range from just 20 minutes of fast charging.