Porsche is putting the finishing touches on the all-new Taycan and it could be just the tip of the electric iceberg.
While we’ve already heard rumors that Porsche wants to add an assortment of new electric vehicles to its lineup, Germany’s Manager Magazin is reporting the company wants its entire lineup – besides the 911 – to be electric. The plan is reportedly being spearheaded by CEO Oliver Blume who reportedly feels it would be too expensive to develop electric vehicles and an assortment of petrol engines at the same time.
There’s little doubt that phasing out most petrol engines would significantly reduce development costs, but a Porsche lineup that is largely electric would prove controversial.
As The Drive noted, many of the company’s existing models would switch over to electric powertrains between 2022 and 2025. This would significantly increase the number of electric vehicles the company sells.
The report says things would get off to a slow start as the company only projects about 0.2% of sales would come from electric vehicles by the end of 2019. That number would slowly increase to 17.7 percent in 2022 and 78.74 percent in 2025. If the report is to be believed, nearly 100 percent of sales would come electric vehicles by 2027 – excluding the 911.
While Porsche seems to be playing it safe with the 911, it remains to be seen if consumer would be willing to buy electric versions of the Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, Macan and Panamera. However, this isn’t the first time the company has toyed with the idea as Porsche introduced the Boxster E back in 2011. The automaker also offers an assortment of performance-oriented plug-in hybrids.