Porsche Mission E Vs Tesla

Porsche is dead serious about taking on Tesla

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Porsche is dead serious about taking on Tesla

Porsche may not be on board with self-driving cars, but it’s certainly moving full steam ahead on plans to develop an electric car. According to a recent report from Reuters, the iconic German automaker recently said that it plans to invest approximately $1.12 billion in factory upgrades over the next few years to pave the way for Mission E production. On top of that, the company relayed its plans to create as many as 1,000 new jobs to bring its vision of an electric car to fruition.

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Porsche Self Driving Cars

Porsche CEO on self-driving cars: ‘An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road’

By on February 1, 2016 at 6:55 PM.

Porsche CEO on self-driving cars: ‘An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road’

Self-driving cars represent the future of the auto industry, right? At the very least, that’s the narrative we seem all too willing to accept at face value as we envision a world where cars drive themselves to and fro while drivers are relegated to mere observers, free to engage in more pressing activities.

Everywhere you look, the biggest names from the tech and auto industry are doubling down on autonomous driving: Mercedes, BMW, Tesla, and Google, just to name a few. Even Apple is reportedly interested in developing a car with autonomous driving capabilities.

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Porsche Vs. Tesla Electric Car

Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla competitor with longer range and faster charge

By on December 4, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla competitor with longer range and faster charge

The real challenge for Tesla is going to come when more experienced car manufacturers start cranking out their own electric cars. One particularly fearsome competitor in this regard is Porsche, which earlier this fall unveiled its new Mission E concept, a new four-door, four-seat all-electric car that features system power of 600 horsepower, acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds, a driving range of more than 310 miles per charge, and a recharge time of just 15 minutes. Now Bloomberg informs us that Porsche has committed to building the Mission E and having it in showrooms at the end of the decade. More →

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Porsche 911 1000HP Video

‘The scariest car I’ve ever driven’: Watch a 1,000HP Porsche 911 in action

By on October 28, 2015 at 2:11 PM.

‘The scariest car I’ve ever driven’: Watch a 1,000HP Porsche 911 in action

There are a few things on the internet that we’ll never get tired of seeing: cute animals, funny GIFs, iPhone leaks and videos of vehicles going significantly faster than they’re supposed to go. Today, we’ve got a stellar example of the last subject on that list from the /DRIVE Network on YouTube — a Porsche 911 with a 1,000HP engine.

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Top 10 Cars

10 most insane supercars from the Frankfurt Motor Show

By on September 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

10 most insane supercars from the Frankfurt Motor Show

We spend a tremendous amount of time here at BGR giving you an early look at devices you’ll someday own once they’re released. Now, it’s time to switch gears for a moment and focus on some things you’ll never, ever own. The Frankfurt Motor Show is a blast each year as the big names come together to unveil some new production models, but they also show off some concept cars that are absolutely insane. Some of them will never make it to production and others that actually do may look quite different from the cars shown off in Frankfurt. Either way, it’s always fun to stare for a while and imagine sitting behind the wheel of one of these beasts.

Here are the 10 craziest supercars unveiled this week in Germany. More →

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Tesla Vs Porsche

Tesla is so, so screwed

By on September 15, 2015 at 11:48 AM.

Tesla is so, so screwed

Like with a lot of people, I have flirted with the idea of Tesla. Both as a company and as a potential car. I have built dozens of them on Tesla’s website. I have test-driven the car five times. Each time I drive one, it’s a great experience and it’s still hard to fully process how incredible of a job Tesla has done. From nothing to changing the entire car industry in just under a decade is mind-blowing.

But this theme that I have repeated at practically every chance I get when discussing Tesla keeps running through my mind and it’s an important one — when all the established car makers start going all-electric, what’s Tesla value proposition?

Their brand? Hardly anything other than the current owners of Tesla vehicles. Their technology? Those patents were released into the public domain. Their manufacturing process? You’re joking, right?

So seriously, what is Tesla’s play here as far as cars are concerned? Because I don’t see it. More →

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Porsche Mission E Vs. Tesla

Porsche unveils its Tesla-killing all-electric car

By on September 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Porsche unveils its Tesla-killing all-electric car

For decades, Porsche has made some of the world’s most beautiful sports cars… and now it’s setting its sights on Tesla. The iconic German automaker on Monday unveiled its new Mission E concept, a new four-door, four-seat all-electric car that features system power of 600 horsepower, acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds, and a driving range of more than 310 miles per charge. Porsche says that it takes around 15 minutes to reach an 80% charge of the car, so it shouldn’t take you very long to get the car back on the road if you find yourself running low on juice during a drive. More →

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Best Car Crashes

Watching this guy crash his million-dollar Porsche while showing off is way too satisfying

By on July 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM.

Watching this guy crash his million-dollar Porsche while showing off is way too satisfying

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is an 887 horsepower monster that starts at $845,000. Let’s just say this car attracts… a certain type of buyer. And this shirtless guy in St. Tropez definitely fits the bill.

With his model-looking friend in the passenger seat, Mr. 918 tried to peel out in a parking lot full of people to show off. After narrowly missing a few people walking through the parking lot who would have been seriously injured at the very least had they been hit, the guy slammed into a tree.

We’re not sure how it could possibly be any more satisfying. More →

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Porsche Electric Car

How Porsche plans to take on Tesla

By on March 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How Porsche plans to take on Tesla

With Tesla proving that there’s a bustling market for electric cars, a number of more traditional automakers have started devoting tremendous resources towards electric car development. BMW is of course one such example, and just a few weeks ago we began to see rumblings that even Apple has plans to develop an electric car of its own.

Now comes word that Porsche is also toying with the idea of releasing an electric car. While Porsche is already one of the world’s top luxury automakers, the Volkswagen owned brand is reportedly interested in attracting a new subset of customers: Those who prioritize environmental cleanliness.

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Hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder gets green light

By on July 29, 2010 at 4:20 AM.

Hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder gets green light

Yesterday, we reported on the Chevy Volt electric car and it’s $41,000 price tag. Now, we know some of you were probably thinking that a Chevy doesn’t exactly fit your personal steez, but we might have something for you. The Porsche supervisory board has green lighted the production of the 918 Spyder hybrid, complete with a 500-horsepower V8 and 109-horsepower electric motor. The new Porsche will allegedly net 78 miles per gallon and will retail for slightly more than the Volt, at around $650,000. We’re unclear as to how a 500-hp Porsche is going to get 78 mpg while a 140-hp Prius gets around 40 mpg… but hey, here’s to hoping those crazy Germans know something we don’t! More →

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2010 NY Auto Show video

By on April 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM.

2010 NY Auto Show video

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We’ve always wanted to hit the NY Auto Show and this year, Buick sponsored our trip. There weren’t many brand new announcements (we actually can’t think of a single one that we can remember), but we did spend some quick time going over some of the cars that caught our eyes. Don’t judge us. Check out the brief video we put together after the jump!

This post is part of our “Live Like A Genius” content series sponsored by Buick and the all-new 2010 LaCrosse.buicklacrosselogo
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Sagem Porsche P9522 Phone unveiled

By on September 30, 2008 at 3:47 AM.

Sagem Porsche P9522 Phone unveiled

Good news for you Porsche aficionados out there. Looks like Sagem and Porsche are teaming up again for a second version of their Porsche-Branded mobile phone. Carved out of aluminum and hand assembled in France, the sleek and sexy candy bar has all the goods under the hood except for 3G. Supposedly there is no demand for 3G amongst Sagem/Porsche customers. With the presumed future widespread availability of Wi-Fi for mobile Internet access, the designers opted to cut it out. Mmm. Other specs include:

  • 2.8″ touchscreen with reinforced mineral glass
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Built-in fingerprint reader
  • GSM/EDGE

Available in France next month for a mere €600 ($875).

[Via unwiredview]

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