Porsche will not build hybrid versions of its sports cars says company CEO Michael Macht. Both the 911 and Boxster models are off-limits as far as the German sports car maker’s hybrid plans are concerned, although Porsche is pushing ahead with plans to launch a hybrid version of the Cayenne SUV.
According to Macht, Porsche doesn’t see the technology of batteries as being significantly advanced to live up to the automaker’s standards. He also commented that such systems added considerable weight, while stating that as Porsche sports cars aren’t used primarily for daily commuting in the city, the advantages of a hybrid setup would not fully be realized.
Macht did, however, say that Porsche is looking to hybrid-type advancements for its cars, including brake regeneration technology and a start-stop system.