Porsche Rules Out Electric 911 For At Least 10 Years

An all-electric Porsche 911. It has the potential to be automotive sacrilege. Fortunately, Porsche doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to make this happen.

Speaking with Autocar, company chief executive Oliver Blume said that the ever-popular 911 will retain an internal combustion engine for at least the next 10 or 15 years.

“With the 911, for the next 10 to 15 years, we will still have a combustion engine. We have combustion engines, then plug-ins as intermediaries, then full EV later on.

“The future concept of 911 will have plug-in built in, but it’s not decided yet if we offer it: 911 is a core business and we need it to be a pure sports car. When customers want it to be electric, we can be ready,” Blume said.

Porsche’s first all-electric car, the Mission E sedan, is expected to arrive in 2019. Consequently, it’s reasonable to assume that Porsche has the technology to create an electric 911 within two years. Fortunately, it’s apparent that the German marque is aligned with the sentiments of its customers, refusing to create such a model until it receives requests to do so.

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  • Bash

    Why?!!

    • Six_Tymes

      because it will take approximately that long before battery technology evolves enough to offer light weight components. haven’t you been following up on tech?

      • Bash

        Of course I am, and that is not what i meant at all, they definitely can do something NOW or say by 2021 and improve it over time..

        • Six_Tymes

          If they did NOW, the car would be huge and heavy, and not nimble, that is a fact. that said, everything could change if battery tech advances, say for example if faraday’s battery tech is for real, and reliable. If it is, then its only a matter of short time before others pick up on it. or maybe solid state will be the next advancement, or not. toyota is supposedly leading the pack with that r&d, so, only a few years out, and we will know if that really is a big break through like everyone hopes it will be.

        • Six Thousand Times

          I was hoping you meant why would Porsche waste their time with “hybrids.”

          • Bash

            Nope, No one want Hybrids! lol

          • Six Thousand Times

            Good man.

        • exeptor

          Agree. Even if it is something that costs 20-30% more than the ICE cars and is produced in small series it makes sense. At least in terms of testing, maybe a prestige and technological show off. Even if they loose money on it. If Porsche can’t make a well balanced electric car I really wonder who can (excluding Tesla).

    • Vassilis

      The answer is in the article :p

      • Bash

        Your comments is too late and useless, me and the other commenters already discussed this. :p

        • Vassilis

          I swear I could have said the second thing about your question as well. But I didn’t…

  • An Existing Person

    Great news!

    • S3XY

      I can tell you’ve never driven a Tesla.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Yeah, they’re heavier than a battleship but built like an AirFix kit.

      • Felix Le Forestier

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dphw4km60m4

        Maybe they don’t want to have their Porsche over heating after half a lap + but being too heavy.

        Porsche and Tesla are simply not making the same kind of cars …

        • Gnoxy

          So your argument is the lack of cooling. I would think Porsche has figured out cooling over its many years of racing. But I guess that’s too much for those engineers in Stuttgart.

      • An Existing Person

        If you’ve ever driven a real Porsche, you wouldn’t dare look in the direction of a Tesla.

        • Gnoxy

          I moved from a Porsche to a Tesla. You have never driven them back to back.

      • Matthew Daraei

        Says the guy who likes his own comment. Tesla is for weebs! End of story!

  • WILL AN ALL ELECTRIC 911 HAVE THE BATTERIES PILED HIGH AFT OF THE REAR WHEELS KEEPING IN SPIRIT OF THE ICE 911?

  • jsz00

    Who cares, Tesla Roadster will smoke this thing.

    • Six Thousand Times

      …In a straight line.

    • Bash

      Yeah.. But honestly, it is a $200,000 car that doesn’t look like one!! give me a break!

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      And who really cares for it?
      A Porsche 911 driver?
      NO.

  • S3XY

    Porsche is an inferior dinosaur car company. Middle aged to old guys that own porsche’s have an old age mindset along with not having exposure to the latest superior technology (because they are stuck in their ways, they are comfortable with wha they have, a natural human tendency, but if you’re aware of it you can choose to have an open mind) And if they did, they’d rid of their porsche’s immediately. I know a few that have. But most aren’t. Too bad for them.

    • Six Thousand Times

      You don’t use apostrophes in plurals. We old guys are here to help the dumb guys – of any age.

    • Vassilis

      I’m thinking about replying to what you wrote but I feel it’s pointless. I’ll just say you clearly don’t understand Porsche.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Ditch the idea of a stupid “hybrid.” Look at the failure of the NSX as an example. Do a full electric when that’s a good idea and stay true until then.

  • I guarentee VW will say otherwise.

  • Transpower

    How about making an up-to-date plug-in hybrid gas-electric Porsche 928? Put the engine behind the front wheels and put the transmission ahead of the rear wheels. Put the batteries below the passenger compartment.

  • Matt

    I’m guessing while no 911 will be electric for 10 years, Porsche will produce an electric coupe similar to the 911 in size & design far sooner, just under a different name.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      İ am expecting same scenario for current Panamera and future Mission E.
      İ think Mission E is going to be EV Panamera itself,not all new product.

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