Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche has produced three all-electric Porsche Boxster vehicles, which it will use in practical tests of e-mobility in early 2011. The test is part of the Stuttgart Model Region for Electromobility.
In the test process, the three research cars will provide an initial insight into new electric drive components and battery systems for all-electric vehicle drive. The field test will also provide further findings on the infrastructure required for electromobility, user behaviour, and the demands made of future products.
“We will definitely be offering an electric sports car in future,” said Michael Macht, president and CEO of Porsche AG. “But such a concept only makes sense if it offers performance and a cruising range comparable to that of a sports car today.”
Earlier this year, Porsche introduced three hybrid-drive systems, in a 918 Spyder concept, 911 GT3 R Hybrid, and Cayenne Hybrid, Porsche’s first production car able to run under electric power alone. The Cayenne’s hybrid technology will also be featured in the Panamera S Hybrid, which will enter the market next year.