Porsche has confirmed that the 718 family (Cayman coupé and Boxster roadster) will soon have successors. As the head of the company, Oliver Bloome, told Top Gear, the company has not yet decided on the type of power unit, but it does not refuse the possibility of turning the 718 into an electric car.
- Porsche already has the technical ability to make the 718's successor fully electric, but according to the head of the company, the current level of battery development is not satisfactory for either engineers or marketers. Bloome argues that no battery type available is suitable for a true sports car: the new 718 should drive like a 911, and technology needs to be improved to do that.
- At the same time, according to the publication, Porsche is already working on some of the latest batteries, but they are still too complex and expensive for road serial sports cars. The technology could debut in a couple of years on a Porsche endurance car. Thus, the new generation of the most affordable Porsche sports car, which will be shown in two or three years, can retain the traditional internal combustion engine.
The Porsche Taycan family of electric vehicles currently consists of two models - the Taycan itself and the Taycan Cross Turismo off-road station wagon, presented in early March. Its most powerful modification will take less than 3 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h.