Porsche is delving deeper into its electric research with the help of three electric models based off of the Porsche Boxster . Their goal is to combine greater efficiency with even lower fuel consumption and emissions to further development their hybrid concepts such as the 918 Spyder , the 911 GT3 R Hybrid , and the new Cayenne S Hybrid . The Cayenne is the first of these hybrid models to run on electric power alone.
Porsche hopes that by testing these three electric Boxsters, they will be able to receive further information on the electric drive components and battery systems for future all-electric vehicles including the Panamera S Hybrid which they hope will enter the market early next year. For right now, there are no production models in sight, but it won’t stay that way for long. Michael Macht, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG, says, "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."
So are more electric Porsches in our near future? Let us know what you think.
Hit the jump to see details on each of these electric vehicles in the press release.