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.
“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