No electric Porsche 911 for the foreseeable future

Global Porsche boss all but rules out a pure electric 911. Hybrid power, on the other hand…

The iconic Porsche 911 will retain an internal combustion engine for the foreseeable future – with no chance of an all-electric version of the halo car, according to CEO Oliver Blume.

Blume told US-based news outlet Bloomberg, “Let me be clear, our icon, the 911, will have a combustion engine for a long time to come.

“The 911 is a concept of the car that is prepared for the combustion engine. It’s not useful to combine it with pure electric mobility. We believe in purpose-designed cars for electric mobility.”

However, while ruling out an all-electric Porsche 911, Blume did hint that a hybrid version could join the line-up at some point.

“In the future for the 911, there are good ideas for a special kind of hybrid, a very performance-oriented hybrid, where we use, for example, a 400-volt system for our electric engine. That’s more or less our idea of how to continue with the 911,” said Blume.

Blume added that an all-electric Porsche sports car is a probability in the future, but stressed it would an all-new model.

Porsche currently has a range of hybrid vehicles in its line-up while the first local deliveries of its first foray into fully electric vehicles, the Taycan, is due to hit our shores in December.

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