The company is under pressure to introduce an electrified version of every single model in its range by 2030, a corporate goal unveiled by Volkswagen Group boss Matthias Müller at Frankfurt. Its next 911, due later this year, will be the first available with a hybrid option.
“Fully electrified sports cars would work very well for longitudinal acceleration,” says Porsche R&D boss Michael Steiner, “but the weight disadvantage is in the handling.
“When this could happen depends on the evolution of battery power and cell density.”
Porsche is eyeing up solid-state batteries, which are lighter and more compact than lithium ion cells, as a possible future technology for an all-electric sports car, but production versions are several years away.
“We see potential new battery technology coming that may change the game again, but they are still in development," said Steiner.