And, the Plug-in 911 is still a few years out...

Porsche has done as good a job as any automaker in adapting to the times while still keeping its brand identity intact. A good example of that is the upcoming, high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche 911. We already know that the model is going to happen, but just because the 911 will be offered as a plug-in hybrid, that doesn’t mean Porsche is ready to take it a step further and offer an all-electric version of its most iconic nameplate. A Porsche 911 EV is not happening, though if you cross fingers, an all-electric powertrain could make it eventually find its way to the 718 twins.

Why Won’t Porsche Do An All-Electric 911?

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As tempting as it sounds to see an all-electric Porsche 911, there are certain cars that are probably best kept in their traditional form.

As tempting as it sounds to see an all-electric Porsche 911, there are certain cars that are probably best kept in their traditional form, albeit with a few advancements. The Porsche 911 qualifies as one of those cars given its status as Porsche’s most famous model. A plug-in hybrid model, which won’t be available in the latest-generation 911, is probably the extent of what Porsche can do as far as giving the 911 an alternative powertrain. But an all-electric version? It’s never happening, at least according to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume.

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2017 Porsche 911 shown here
Porsche will instead focus on a plug-in hybrid 911 but don't expect it to arrive soon

According to Blume, Porsche will instead focus on a plug-in hybrid 911. That said, don’t expect that model to arrive anytime soon, even if the latest-generation 911, called the 992, already has the capacity to accommodate a high-voltage battery. "We are waiting for the further evolution in battery technology so you should not expect a plug-in version in the coming years,” Blume told Auto News. “It’s currently planned when the 992 is refreshed.”

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The most likely candidates are the 718 twins: the Cayman and the Boxster.

Now that we can effectively rule out an all-electric 911, we can look forward to models that Porsche could turn electric in the future. According to Blume, the most likely candidates are the 718 twins: the Cayman and the Boxster. He didn’t dive into details, but he did say that the company was “considering’ developing full EV versions of either model. If Porsche does green light EV versions of the 718 twins, it’s unlikely that it will happen in the coming years. “We are not yet at the point where we have to decide how things will progress,” he said.

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For now, Porsche fans who are looking forward to an all-electric Porsche will have to “settle” for the Mission E sedan, which is expected to launch in 2019. Porsche’s first-ever, all-electric model is already generating a lot of buzz because of its modern looks and revolutionary performance capabilities. It’s hard not to get excited about a car that supposedly packs 600 horsepower, is capable of a 0-to-60-mph time of 3.5 seconds, and has a reported range of 310 miles.

References

2017 Porsche 911

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Read our expert review of the 2017 Porsche 911

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

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Check out what we had to say about the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

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Don’t forget to read our full review of the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster

Source: Automotive News

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