Porsche is close to unveiling the next-generation 911, codenamed 992 and there has been lots of speculation about the new 911, including what will power it. Even with Porsche’s push to electrify its lineup, the new 911 will launch without an electrified powertrain, but it has confirmed that a Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid will arrive in a few years.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume recently confirmed that the next-generation 911 will not initially arrive with an electrified version, but it has been designed to fit a high voltage battery for the 911 plug-in hybrid. “We are waiting for the further evolution in battery technology so you should not expect a plug-in version in the coming years. It’s currently planned when the 992 is refreshed,” Blume revealed.
Blume also stated that the upcoming Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid will be the most electrified version of the 911, since Porsche has no plans to build a fully electric 911. Instead Porsche is considering fully electric versions of the next Boxster and Cayman, but no final decision has been made. “We launched the 718 Boxster and Cayman in 2016,” he said. “We are not yet at the point where we have to decide how things will progress,” he stated.
Source: Automotive News