Porsche will decide on plans for an electric Boxster this year.March 11, 2019
Porsche brand management has already decided that in the future all-electric versions of the Taycan Cross Turismo and Macan models will be presented. Plans for an electric Boxster will be announced this year.
In 2011, Porsche began talking about plans to create a fully electric version of the Boxster model, it was then that a prototype without an internal combustion engine was introduced. Called the Boxster E, the all-wheel drive sports car had two electric motors, each of which developed 121 hp. (270 Nm), the total power was equal to 242 hp, and the instantaneous torque was 540 Nm.
The Electric Boxster was 185 kg heavier than a conventional cabriolet, and it took him 5.5 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h. Maximum speed was electronically limited to 200 km / h. The lithium-ion battery with liquid cooling made it possible to drive 170 km without recharging.
The Porsche brand is sure that electric cars are the best choice: the Taycan Cross Turismo station wagon and the Macan crossover will not have the usual ICE.
As for the Boxster model, in the future it may also lose its gasoline engines. This was said Porsche boss Oliver Blum. The brand based in Stuttgart has not yet decided whether its entry-level sports car will go along the electrical route for the foreseeable future, but states that the decision will be made later this year.
If, nevertheless, the Boxster electric project will receive the “green light”, the model will be built on a specially designed electric platform, and not on a modified version of the current architecture. Porsche claims that the current body model is not suitable for an electric vehicle, which must be designed from scratch.
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