As Porsche remains to be one of the leading manufacturers of sports cars and SUVs, it isn’t particularly surprising to see the company experiencing great sales figures with its fully electric Taycan sports cars. As a result of the electric car’s success, there’s been rumors that Porsche might introduce a fully electric 911. If you are one of those who are waiting to see if that becomes a reality, you’ll be disappointed to know that Porsche doesn’t have any plan for fully electric 911.
911 remains to be Porsche’s iconic model and during a recent interview, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said that the company doesn’t have any plan for a fully electric 911 as the automobile manufacturer will continue to build the 911 with combustion engines.
During the interview with Autoblog, Blume said that due to the iconic nature of the model, the company will continue to produce the car with combustion engines. Moreover, there are several problems the company will face for a fully electric 911. For instance, if they decide to remove the engine, turning the car into an electric vehicle will create a significant packaging problem.
As 911 is a rear-engine sports car, a conversion to an electric vehicle will have both the weight of the electric motor in the rear and the battery as well. This would make the car very difficult to drive. As a result, Blume revealed that they will continue to make the car with combustion engine for forseeable future.
However, it doesn’t mean the car won’t see any changes moving forward. According to Blume, the company is currently looking at ways to electrify the car in this generation. He revealed that the company is already working on the concept.