Earlier, we reported that the next Porsche 911 could spawn a plug-in hybrid variant, but a full-electric version of Zuffenhausen’s iconic rear-engined sports car has apparently been ruled out for at least another decade, according to an Autocar report.

The publication interviewed the brand’s CEO Oliver Blume, who said that the 911 will continue to be powered by a petrol engine in the near future. “With the 911, for the next 10 to 15 years, we will still have a combustion engine. We have combustion engines, then plug-ins as intermediaries, then full EV later on,” he said.

Blume added that while the next 911 – tipped to be codenamed 992 – has been designed with electrification in mind, a hybrid model has yet to be green-lighted, although the tech can be easily implemented. “The future concept of 911 will have plug-in built in, but it’s not decided yet if we offer it – 911 is a core business and we need it to be a pure sports car. When customers want it to be electric, we can be ready,” he said.

This comes as Porsche is readying an electric sedan, the production version of its Mission E Concept, set for a 2020 launch. The show car featured twin electric motors sending 600 hp to all four wheels, with a claimed range of over 500 km. With an 800-volt/350 kW DC charger, the car is said to be able to gain an extra 400 km of range in just 15 minutes.

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