Porsche to "Definitely" Offer Electric Sports Cars, According to CEO

porsche boxster red photo

Photo: Porsche AG
Porsche is Testing 3 Battery-Powered Electric Boxsters
Almost all automakers are moving in the direction of electrification. This transition takes many forms (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric cars), but the goal is the same: To make cars more energy-efficient and make them less dependent on a single source of energy (oil vs. all the ways you can make electricity, including all the clean & renewable ones). Even Porsche, the German sports car maker, has been experimenting with electrons, starting with hybrids, and now creating three prototypes of battery-electric Boxsters. Read on for more details.
porsche boxster red photo

Photo: Porsche AG
Michael Macht, the President and CEO of Porsche, says that his company will "definitely" offer electric sports cars in the future, but that "such a concept only makes sense if it offers product qualities typical of a Porsche."

In the test process, three electric Boxsters are to provide an initial first important insight into new electric drive components and battery systems for all-electric vehicle drive. This field test intended to also provide further findings on the infrastructure required for electromobility, user behaviour and the demands made of future products, is to start in early 2011.

porsche boxster red photo

Photo: Porsche AG

So if you want to electric Porsche, don't hold your breath, it could still take many years. But it's good to know that they are putting R&D; into it. Let's hope they are serious, and that some of their technologies will appear into less expensive Volkswagen products (these two companies have very close ties).

See also: Electric Porsche 911 by RUF: "Emotions without emissions"

Via Porsche AG, GCC
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