Upcoming Porsche Boxster and Cayman models to be only electric

By Sanorita | on November 10, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster models will feature a tailored EV platform.

The upcoming Porsche 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster models will be completely electric. These models are scheduled to be released in 2025. Porsche has plans to use a custom electric sportscar platform, and it is speculated that future models from Audi and Lamborghini might possibly be based on this platform.

The next-gen EV sportscars are expected to take design ideas from Porsche's Mission R Concept, which was revealed at the 2016 Munich Auto Show. Porsche is using an innovative battery configuration for the two models known as the 'e-core' layout, which will enable it to have the lowest seating position and an effective centre of gravity.  

Porsche has stated that it will use a tailor-made EV platform for its sports vehicles, hinting that converting the ICE platform to an electric one has a lot of disadvantages. Porsche claims that the new platform may also be used for higher-performance vehicles, possibly by brands like Lamborghini and Audi.

Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4 0 Rear Three Quarter Static

The battery sits behind the driver but ahead of the back axle, where the engine would be located, thanks to the battery pack's 'e-core' layout. According to the brand, the goal of using this unconventional battery configuration is to make the car as low and as aerodynamic effective as possible. This is not applicable to a more conventional skateboard construction like that of the Porsche Taycan.

The all-new electric SUV, like the third-gen Panamera, will be based on Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Systems Platform (SSP). The electric versions of the car will be positioned above the Cayenne in the line-up. The brand claims that upcoming models will take on electric SUVs such as the BMW iX. According to the company, it will strive to ensure that its in-house EVs account for 30% of global sales by 2030 and 50% by 2050. The company hasn't revealed any information regarding the exact launch dates of these EV models. 

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