Porsche has confirmed that it will make electric sports cars, and three Boxsters with all-electric drive systems will kick off the research and testing process in early 2011. The trio will provide an initial insight into new electric drive components and battery systems for EVs. The field test will also give information on the infrastructure required for electromobilty, user behaviour and demands.
“We will definitely be offering an electric sports car in future. But such a concept only makes sense if it offers product qualities typical of a Porsche,” said Michael Macht, President and CEO of Porsche AG.
This isn’t a piece of surprising news as Porsche is known to be toying with the idea of putting the 918 Spyder concept into production. The stunning 918 Spyder, which wowed this year’s Geneva show goers, combines the qualities of a plug-in hybrid and the performance of a supercar. Just imagine 0-100 km/h in under 3.2 seconds and a faster Nurburgring lap time than the Carrera GT with best effort fuel consumption of 3 litres per 100km – amazing isn’t it? Click here for a seductive video of the 918.
You can’t buy that yet, but hybrid Porsches aren’t out of reach if you have the cash. The Cayenne S Hybrid will be launched in Malaysia very soon as part of the new Cayenne range that includes the Cayenne S, Diesel and Turbo.