I’m touring Canada’s scenic East Coast in the brand new Porsche 911 4S with a convoy of four other identically equipped cars and while we’re flinging down the road in this manner, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s happening around you.
“The future concept of 911 will have plug-in built in, but it’s not decided yet if we offer it: 911 is a core business and we need it to be a pure sports car. When customers want it to be electric, we can be ready,” Blume said.
Porsche’s first fully electric car will launch as a fifth model line positioned between the 911 and Panamera, which the high-end manufacturer hopes will bring the brand to more customers.
The next-generation 911 has been targeted for launch in 2018 and will have the availability of plug-in hybrid technology. But, although it is compatible with plug-in hybrid tech, Porsche has yet to decide when to offer a plug-in hybrid 911 to market, if at all. The Mission E’s launch is likely to come first.