Germany - The Mission E Cross Turismo was previously a concept study, but has now been cleared for series production at the OEM's Zuffenhausen plant. It was first shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
It includes a 800-volt (800v) system, and is now made alongside the 911 and 718. Porsche says it is a derivative of the Taycan - an electric SUV that is set to hit the market in 2022. Production of the Mission E Cross Turismo is expected to create 300 jobs at Zuffenhausen, while the introduction of the Taycan could generate an additional 1,200.
Daily production volumes at the plant have grown by 25% between 2016 and 2018. It is now operating at full capacity, so a reorganisation of vehicle mix could soon be on the cards. Speaking to Automobil Produktion back in February 2018, executive board member for production Albrecht Reimold said that a second line would be installed at the facility and a new engine site is being built too.
This is part of Porsche's plan to double expenditure on e-mobility from around €3bn to more than €6bn ($7.4bn) by 2022. The company has also recently started making its conventional SUV, the Macan, at the Leipzig plant.