While Porsche is open to producing an all-electric 911, the firm has announced that it doesn’t see a market for such a model just yet.
According to the firm’s chief of development for the 911 and 718 range August Achleitner, current electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains have too many disadvantages to be used in sports cars like the 911.
Speaking to Drive, Achleitner said “Right now it wouldn’t make sense in our opinion to offer an electric 911, or hybrid version, because there are so many disadvantages of such a concept within this narrow layout of a 911. Of course, we could do it but such a car would get so heavy with so many disadvantages that we would not offer it.”
It has previously been confirmed that Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle will come in the shape of a sedan, inspired by the Mission-E Concept. That model won’t be released before 2020 so don’t expect to see an electric 911 anytime soon.
As a matter of fact, Achleitner said that such a car could be 10 years away, saying that the demand for an electric 911 isn’t there at the moment.
“I guess not today,” he said. “But I think it could change with the times, so we have to be careful. Right now I would say no, but you have to follow all these developments all over the world from year to year and that’s our job.”