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Porsche CEO Denies the 911 Will Ever Become an EV

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Porsche CEO Denies the 911 Will Ever Become an EV

If you’re waiting to order a purely-electric Porsche 911, you’re going to be disappointed. Oliver Blume, the head of Porsche, said that only a hybrid version of the iconic 2+2 is in development, and that’s as electrified as it’ll ever be, per an Inside EVs report.

Thinking about it, an all-electric 911 would fly in the face of what the car represents. With a 911, it’s all part in the back, thanks to the rear engine and rear-wheel drive. Trying to wrangle that setup and squeezing awesome performance out of it takes some skill. An all-electric setup would change everything. Considering the 911 has remained largely unchanged in its overall design, this announcement only makes sense.

For anyone wanting an all-electric Porsche, the first chance will be the Mission E, which launches next year. After that, some of the best guesses is an all-electric version of the Macan and/or Cayenne. The possibility of purely electric models in the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster lineup are always possible, which could open up some interesting competition in the EV space. An all-electric Panamera seems all but certain, too.

As for that hybrid 911, Porsche’s CEO has said there will be a button you can push to tap into an extra “punch” from the electric portion of the powertrain.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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