More EVs Are In Porsche's Future
“We are checking our strategy almost on a daily basis,” said Porsche's new CEO Oliver Blume to Automobile Magazine.
“For the simple reason that electrification still carries a substantial weight penalty, sports cars will hold on to classic propulsion solutions a little longer than other vehicle types. But even the 911 must eventually adjust.”
Blume's comments echo ones made by August Achleitner, head of 718/911 development last month.
But that doesn't mean Porsche isn't working on electric models. The Stuttgart automaker is already hard at work on a production version of the Mission E concept along with a new electric SUV. Automobile also reports that the long-rumored mid-engined 960, powered by a brand-new flat-eight has dropped out of Porsche's internal ‘to do’ list for a smaller version of the Mission known as Pajun E. Blume did not want to talk about this vehicle, but did let out the platform that will underpin the production Mission E - codenamed J1 - can scale. This means Porsche could use this platform for a smaller sedan like the Pajun E or something larger (possibly Bentley Mulsanne sized).
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