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.
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.