Tuesday, May 24, 2022
News Porsche Design Chief Says an Electric Drivetrain Would Give More Freedom to...

Porsche Design Chief Says an Electric Drivetrain Would Give More Freedom to Design the New 911

Porsche's next 911 could be electric after all

  • The company’s design chief said designing an electric 911 would be easier than a gasoline powered one

  • Porsche had previously said it didn’t intend to make the 911 electric

  • Both a gasoline and an electric version could be sold simultaneously

Porsche has said many times it didn’t intend to make the 911 electric anytime soon, maybe even ever, but this might change according to the company’s chief designer.

Michael Mauer, the design chief at Porsche, recently hinted at a possible electrification of the brand’s iconic 911 for its next generation, set to appear around the year 2030.

According to him, there are conflicting opinions about the matter at the heart of Porsche’s culture, with some directors wanting to retain the emotions attached to the car’s flat-6 engine, and other who want to push the company towards the future, which means the possibility of an electric 911 isn’t off the table after all.

The designer even said he believes styling an EV 911 would be easier than a gasoline powered one because there are less parts to fit inside the silhouette, like exhaust systems, which is positive because design teams have to be very careful about keeping the same shape that has been part of the 911 for 57 years.

Still, such a vehicle is unlikely to appear until at least 2030 ant there is a possibility the company will decide to sell both an electric and a gasoline powered version of the next generation of the 911 in order to gage interest and to avoid shocking the model’s afficionados.

The current generation will probably get a plug-in hybrid version soon, judging by a prototype seen driving around the Nürburgring. This could lead the way to a slow electrification of the whole 911 lineup at some point in the future.

Source: Autocar

Trending Now

The First Electric Bentley will Have 1,400 Horsepower!

Bentley is known for its extravagant cars and even its mid-size SUV, the Bentayga. However, the British automaker must also consider an electric shift...

The Polestar 3 will be Unveiled in October

The Polestar division announced this week that it had just posted record sales figures for the first four months of the year. The total...

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 get their First Recall

Both vehicles are at risk of rolling away unattended A voltage drop in the shifter control unit is to blame 19,743 units are...

EV Battery Prices will Continue to Increase Until 2026

Experts believe the increase in demand will hike the prices of batteries until 2026 The additional factories currently planned will go online towards...

New Genesis GV60 Priced from $71,000 in Canada

Two versions will be offered: Advanced and Performance. This is Genesis’ first full EV. The next EV from Genesis will be the G80...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.