Currently Elon Musk virtually owns the premium electric vehicle space, and is expected to consolidate his position even further with the upcoming Model 3. If the photos our spy snapper has sent us this week are anything to go by, he’ll soon have some serious competition.

Remember the stunning Mission E concept that Porsche showed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show? Now we have the first photos of a prototype of Zuffenhausen’s electric car being tested on public roads. As you can see, Porsche has tried to throw photographers off by fixing fake exhaust pipes at the back. Although wrapped in black foil, we can still see certain details of the headlights and taillights. In profile it looks like a shortened version of the new Panamera.

 The show car had some superlative performance figures including 600 horsepower and 0-100kph acceleration in 3.5 seconds, and it’s said come with a battery that can be charged from flat to 80 per cent capacity in just 15 minutes.