— Porsche Newsroom (@PorscheNewsroom) March 11, 2016
In recent months, Porsche has stepped up its commitment to future plug-in vehicles, including the 911.
This quote comes to us from back at the 2016 NAIAS from 911 engineering boss Dr. Erhard Mossle stated:
“We are, of course, working on different solutions and we’re also working on an all-electric car.”
“And of course, we are discussing plug-in solutions for the 911, but there are a lot of things to solve with packaging in the car and other things to solve. It will maybe be in the next generation, yes.”
“When we see the 911 we see the plug-in hybrid as a performance car – it will always be for performance.”
“918 Spider was a good example and our race car is a good example – it’s the most sophisticated race car. So we are at the front when it comes to any systems like this.”
Now, Porsche has taken to Twitter to announce that a hybrid 911 is a sure thing. Porsche doesn't specifically mention that it'll be a plug-in, but we know from experience that there's really no easy way to achieve the performance Porsche desires in a conventional hybrid setup - especially in the face of all the high performance, plug-in competition now coming to market.
So, look for a plug-in hybrid 911 to come to market within the next few years.