My Urban Car

Tech Level 8 cars may be a little closer

Porsche’s Mission E is an EV due to reach showrooms in 2020. Being late to the party you wonder what Porsche will add to the capabilities of the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-Tron and Mercedes EQ models due to reach customers in 2018 and 2019.

Well according to Autocar Porsche take the circa 240 mile real world range of these cars and adds.. charging to 80% within 15 mins and Level 4 autonomy (that’s fully self driving on most but not all roads).

We’ve tweaked our MyUrbanCar Tech levels because we reckon taking the charge time from under 60 mins to under 15 mins is as useful as an extra 100 miles of range but with the slower charge. So if Porsche can deliver then the Mission E with those capabilities is the first level 8 we know about. Whether others launch a level 8 first is another question.

David Nicholson

David Nicholson Is the founder of Rivergecko Ltd & MyUrbanCar which provide consultancy and advice for drivers and fleets to speed the transition from dirty fossil fuel transport to clean vehicles powered by renewable energy on land water and air.

The @MyUrbanCar twitter feed is a source of news & reviews of electric & plugin cars and vans in the UK.
The @rivergecko twitter feed & websites bring news and opinion on cleantech transport including cars, vans, buses, trucks, shipping, rail & aviation as well as autonomous vehicles & renewable energy, air pollution & motor industry news.

David Nicholson has worked as an underwriter at Lloyd's of London since the 1980's. His interest in technology goes back many years including interactive mapping, apps, green tech, boats, solar and cars.