Porsche Mission E To Lead To All-Electric 911?

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 16

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

Could the Porsche 911 someday become a pure electric car?

Well, according to Top Gear, it seems Porsche brass is hinting that there may well be a two-door electric Porsche in the future that borrows bits from the Porsche Mission E Concept.

Porsche’s Erhard Mössle, director for the 911 Turbo line, stated:

“The Mission E could lead to a future when we need more electric cars to meet our regulations. So, you can imagine a Mission E with two-doors – the car looks great and there could be potential for a sports car.”

“Whether it’s called a 911 or not is another discussion.”

“Maybe, the Mission E is the starting point in this segment and as with our other car lines, you don’t just have one car, there are some variants. We had a 911 E in the past don’t forget!”

In the 911 E being referenced by Mössle, E only denoted electronic fuel injection. That was back in 1969.

Mössle adds:

“The 911 will, for a long time, remain a rear engine car with a turbo combustion engine, but of course we discuss other solutions too like a plug-in hybrid.”

It seems that eventually the 911 will get a plug. The remaining questions are when? and will it be pure electric or a PHEV?

Source: Top Gear

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16 responses to "Porsche Mission E To Lead To All-Electric 911?"

  1. Rich says:

    “The 911 will, for a long time, remain a rear engine car with a turbo combustion engine, but of course we discuss other solutions too like a plug-in hybrid.”

    “long time” is relative. This could indicate the next 15 years or less. We know it wont mean the next 30 years.

  2. GeorgeS says:

    I would say it is a logical progression.

    You know like the Model 3 — a cheaper version of their top of the line car

    🙂

    1. Alpha777 says:

      I’d rather see a Cayman CarbonFibre EV.
      The 911 EV would have to have monster power, and therefore monster price. It’d also have to be 2 motor 4 wheel drive, which should cure the 911’s “unique” handling characteristics.

      1. Alpha777 says:

        I’d pick the Cayman for better aerodynamics, and the possibility of optioning it out for max efficiency. I’d simply want to cruise in the high aerodynamic vehicle, knowing I’d never get close to leaving it’s handling envelope.

  3. Braben says:

    Hm, as much as I like driving electric, a 911 without the Porsche sound is not a 911. Maybe they should find a new model number for the electric version. 😉

    1. Alpha777 says:

      Just put Bruce on 11 and relax, you’ll get thru this.

  4. Foo says:

    Doesn’t seem very safe with no B-pillars.

    1. Ed Hart says:

      Correct. Feel certain it cannot pass US side impact test without a B-pillar.

  5. pk says:

    This says it all:

    “The Mission E could lead to a future when we need more electric cars to meet our regulations”

    This isn’t just Porsche. It’s all of them. This is why I’ll have my deposit ready for April 1.

  6. Chris O says:

    I like EVs but some traditional supercar brands should probably stick to their internal combustion heritage for the most part. There will always be demand for a steampunk extravaganza like the rear engined 911. Even if in terms of performance the concept doesn’t make a lot of sense any more people will miss the dramatic sounds that come with the internal combustion experience.

    1. Anon says:

      A sound generator can be added that gives you “exploding gasoline” sounds, if that’s what you think is really important in motoring…

      Not exactly sure why you think it’s OK for the rich to continue to drive noisy, polluting oil burning vehicles as humanity continues to experiment with this planets atmosphere.

      1. Alpha777 says:

        Get the upgraded stereo and the mp3: “Born to be Wild”. You old guys will get thru this.

      2. Chris O says:

        These are low volume cars. Cleaning those up any further is not going to contribute measurably to the planet.

  7. jerryd says:

    They could easily do it just designing an floor battery chassis and put the 911 body on it.
    Done right, aero and light, it could get 300 mile range on just 60kwhr, especially if the went all composite it could be done under 50kwhr.

    1. Aaron says:

      With wide, high-performance tires (read: not low-rolling resistance), efficiency isn’t as easy as good aero and light weight. They’ll have to put at least 80kWh (and probably closer to 120kWh) for 300 miles of *spirited* driving.

      1. jerryd says:

        Aaron, they can use better tires like Tesla does and if spirited driving the range is less, just like gas cars.
        Lighter and Low aspect ratio tires are lower drag.
        A lighter car needs less tire.
        And it is rare one needs more than 100 miles of spirited driving or one tends to gather tickets.