Although Porsche 911 enthusiasts don’t have to worry about a fully-electric 911 variant anytime soon, the sports car is getting electrified.
Speaking to reporters at Porsche’s annual results conference, CEO Oliver Blume confirmed a 911 plug-in hybrid is in the works, but the sports car will never be fully electric. According to Blume, the plug-in version won’t be coming until the next-generation 911 model is refreshed, so that’s at least a few years out.
The 718 Boxster and Cayman however, are possible candidates for fully-electric variants, but a decision hasn’t come yet. “We launched the 718 Boxster and Cayman in 2016,” said Blume. “We are not yet at the point where we have to decide how things will progress.”
The German automaker is currently readying its first EV, the Mission E, which will launch next year. The company has confirmed more variants of the Mission E will be built, including the Mission E Cross Turismo that was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Porsche is also investing into building a network of 400 fast-charging stations in Europe by 2020, along with plans to offer home charging solutions.
[Source: Automotive News Europe]
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