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.