Automotive News reports that Porsche may introduce a high-performance variant of the 911 with hybrid power part way into the 8th generation’s life cycle. Porsche is planning to reveal the 8th generation 911 towards the end of 2018.
The final production version of the Mission E will be revealed in 2019 before deliveries start in 2020, priced at around $132,000 slotting it between the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Porsche is aiming to sell around 20,000 units after the first year of production.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport has come impressive performance figures, is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 engine and also comes with an electric motor. The car has 680 horsepower and a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of just 3.4 seconds.
Aside from engineering EVs, Porsche is also a member of a multi-brand alliance to build a pan-European high-power charging network called “Ionity.” The entire Volkswagen Group is involved in the ambitious project, along with the BMW Group, Daimler, and Ford. The plan is to have roughly 400 charging stations operational by 2020, with the first 20 to be opened to the public until the end of this year.