Porsche Confirms That the 911 Sport Hybrid Will Not Be a Plug-In

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed a few details about the hybridized 911 and the upcoming electric 718 lineup during a roundtable interview.

  • Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told the media on Thursday during a roundtable interview that the hybridized 911 will not be a plug-in hybrid.
  • Blume described it as a "sporty hybrid" that is inspired by Porsche's Le Mans–winning 919 Hybrid race car.
  • Blume also reaffirmed the 718's electrification while retaining its mid-engine proportions.

Porsche has been toying with the idea of a hybrid 911 for a long time. Porsche debated whether or not to sell a 911 hybrid in 2017, while the current 992 generation was still in development. Three model years into the 992's production run, the hybrid model has yet to appear, but Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed its existence and dropped a few hints about what we can expect from a 911 hybrid during a roundtable interview yesterday.

Earlier reports indicated that the electrified 911 would be a plug-in hybrid, but Blume stated explicitly during the roundtable that the 911 will not be a plug-in hybrid, leaving that duty to the Cayenne SUV and Panamera models. Rather than that, he referred to the 911 as a "sporty hybrid" and even stated that it was inspired by the Porsche 919 Hybrid, a 24-hour endurance race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015, 2016, and 2017. When asked whether future 911 GT models, such as the GT3, would be hybridized, Blume simply stated that we should anticipate "surprises" from the 911.

Blume also confirmed during the roundtable that the 718 lineup will include an all-electric model in 2025 that will retain the classic mid-engined roadster dimensions. Porsche reconfirmed the arrival of the Macan EV in the United States in 2024, and Porsche also reiterated its ongoing development of synthetic fuels. The automaker stated that it aims to have fully electric vehicles account for 80 percent of its sales by 2030, with synthetic fuel filling the remaining gap.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post

Contact Form