Porsche is well-known for its high-performance models. The German brand, once a specialist in sportscar production, pivoted towards SUVs (namely the Cayenne and Macan) with great success. Read our Porsche Cayenne drive review here. Now Porsche is making another shift as it turns to electric car production. It was announced a few days ago that the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo has been greenlighted for production.

Concept to reality

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. It is a pure electric model with no internal combustion component whatsoever. The four-door Cross Turismo has an 800-volt architecture. In keeping with the brand’s high-performance slant, it has a system output of 441 kW and a range of 500 km. Porsche built a road-ready concept car that has been driven in real-world conditions.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo will be the second all-electric model to be launched by the German brand after the Taycan. You can read more about the Taycan by clicking here. You can also see the Taycan undergoing dynamic testing in this video.

A job creator

Porsche bought a stake in Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac to bolster its electric vehicle knowledge. Read more about that deal at this link. By giving the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo the production thumbs up, Porsche will create 300 additional jobs at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen.

You can learn more about the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo by clicking here to access the model’s official site.