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Porsche's push towards electrifying half their fleet by 2025 will make another step forward in 2022 with the launch of hybrid and electric versions of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.

“We have prototypes of the 718 running in electric now, and a hybrid prototype is being built,” said Porsche Cars CEO Oliver Blume. “If you look to the next generation of those cars it is possible, although it is not yet clear whether it would be plug-in hybrid or hybrid.”

Reportedly, the reason for the hybrid and fully-electric options are that Porsche just can't get enough range out of a car as compact as Boxster - and that will deliver solid performance.

Apparently Porsche things the range of the Boxster EV would be around 186 miles.



Before these models get to market, Porsche will already have launched the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo, as well as a fully-electric version of the next-generation Macan.

Reportedly, the hybrid versions of the two cars will be based on the technology developed for the electrifified version of the 911. Both a mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid version is planned for all of Porsche's sports cars.

Porsche has been prepping for this moment since 2011 with the launch fo the Boxster E, which by today's standards has laughably low performance stats with just 121 hp and a range of 106 miles.

 

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If EV's are less expensive to power than conventional vehicles, and you can afford this car, then how does this promotion influence buyers? I don't think there's a single Porsche owner who brags about saving money on their car, particularly an insignificant amount, relatively speaking. This is really odd.
 

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Can't wait for the Cayman electric.
How should we expect its performance to compare to the 992?
Often developments like this levels up vehicle quite a bit.
 

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Car Magazine shared a couple of cool renderings for what the electric Cayman/Boxster could look like. They also took a shot at predicting what some of the specs will be.

The replacements for the entry-level 718 Boxster and Cayman twins will be all-electric, underlining how serious Zuffenhausen is about jumping onboard the electric battlebus. Our intel suggests the following specs:

  • Powertrain Twin electric motors, rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Output System total 400bhp
  • Chassis Aluminium monocoque
  • Due on sale 2023

 

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This COULD be amazing. I still feel like it's a long way off though. Porsche has higher volume cars to worry about.
 

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This COULD be amazing. I still feel like it's a long way off though. Porsche has higher volume cars to worry about.
Yeah I think Porsche is going to take their time with Taycan production before branching out to other vehicles. But once they find everything is set with the Taycan,I think we'll see other EVs like the Boxster & Cayman.
 

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Yeah I think Porsche is going to take their time with Taycan production before branching out to other vehicles. But once they find everything is set with the Taycan,I think we'll see other EVs like the Boxster & Cayman.
We already know the Cross Turismo will hit next year and the Taycan "Macan" after that
 

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I wonder if that rumored Pajun will ever happen. The name sure would be fitting for a Tesla Model 3 rivaling sedan.
 

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I wonder if that rumored Pajun will ever happen. The name sure would be fitting for a Tesla Model 3 rivaling sedan.
Being part of VW group, I doubt that's going to happen.
Audi can easily fill that void and do it better.
 

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Car Magazine shared a couple of cool renderings for what the electric Cayman/Boxster could look like. They also took a shot at predicting what some of the specs will be.




Dual electric motors in a car the size of the Boxster/Cayman has the potential to deliver so much power it's scary. I can't wait to see what Porsche does.
 

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On the flip side, the current Cayman will go out with some surprises that might have me go for it instead of this electric Cayman. At least for now.
 
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