Now that Porsche has officially unveiled the 2020 Taycan electric car, we’re now wondering what’s next for Porsche’s electric lineup. Porsche has already confirmed the next generation Macan will be going fully electric, but what about the 718 Boxster and Cayman?
Although Porsche’s sales are now dominated by SUVs, that doesn’t mean that it’s forgetting about its sports cars. Porsche has confirmed that it’s now mulling the idea of an electric 718.
Porsche deputy chairman Lutz Meschke confirmed to Auto Express, that the 718 is the likely the next model to go electric. “In the sports car segment we have to think about a pure electric car. An [electric] 911 will be too difficult. But for the 718 I think that it would be a very good step for the future and it would be on a completely new platform that we can discuss and share with other brands.”
Porsche hasn’t officially decided about the direction of the next 718, but it is currently testing battery concepts and body styles before it makes an official decision. “We are still in the concept period for the [next] 718 Cayman,” Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO revealed, “but in the next 12 months we will decide whether to go right or to go left.”