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Plug-in Porsche 911 on the drawing board

Porsche 911

How fast the EV market will grow is anybody’s guess, but there’s no question that the vehicles themselves are getting faster all the time. Porsche is accelerating its Mission E project, which aims to launch a new EV by the end of the decade.

Now we hear that Porsche’s iconic 911 may eventually acquire a plug.

As Porsche unveiled the fastest-ever 911 Turbo at the Detroit Motor Show, 911 engineering boss Dr. Erhard Mossle told Auto Express that the next-generation car, to be launched within the next four years, may be available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. “We are discussing plug-in solutions for the 911, but there are a lot of things to solve with packaging in the car and other things. It will maybe be in the next generation…we’re also working on an all-electric car.”

Mossle quickly reassured Porsche fans that the plug-in 911 would still be a performance vehicle, probably with a six-cylinder engine. “As far as I can see we will stick with six-cylinder engines…when we see the 911 we see the plug-in hybrid as a performance car – it will always be for performance.”

SEE ALSO: Porsche green lights Mission E EV

Source: Auto Express

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