The next Porsche 718 Cayman will become fully electricSeptember 5, 2019
The successor to the 718 Cayman could be the next car in the Porsche model line to become fully electric.
Porsche management noted that the all-electric 718 Cayman successor is currently the preferred option and that a formal decision on this vehicle will be made within the next 12 months. The German automaker wants 50% of its sales to be fully electric or electrified cars by 2025.
The Porsche Taycan, unveiled on September 4, is the brand’s first electric car, and by 2022 the all-electric Macan should appear. Porsche is now turning their attention to electrifying a range of sports cars, and the next-generation 718 Cayman looks set to switch to renewable energies.
“In the sports car segment, we need to think about a clean electric car. [Electric] 911 will be too complicated. But for 718, I think it would be a very good step into the future. The new product can get a completely new platform, which we will share with other brands in the future, ”said Lutz Meshke, Porsche Deputy Chairman of the Board.
Although SUV sales dominate, Lutz said it was important for Porsche to maintain its position in the premium sports car market, even if they were electric. Prototypes testing “various battery concepts” and “body styles” are currently undergoing final evaluation at Porsche before a “formal” decision is made.
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