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 |  Feb 14 2011, 5:28 PM

The Porsche Boxster E will begin trials in Germany, marking the German sports car maker’s first foray into performance EVs. With the Boxster’s chassis dynamics firmly established, the 240 horsepower electric-powered roadster should provide formidable competition to cars like the Tesla Roadster.

Porsche says that acceleration is comparable to the Boxster S, which can sprint to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Three cars have been built as mobile testbeds for EV technology for both Porsche and the Volkswagen group at large. Considering how much we fun we had behind the wheel of the Tesla, we’re sure that a Boxster, mated to the instant thrust of an electric powertrain, will be an absolute riot.

[Source: AutoExpress]