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.