Porsche says no to hybrid sports cars, is working on all-electric model

Porsche Boxster Spyder

If you’re driving a Porsche sports car, the last thing on your mind is probably how many miles per gallon you’re averaging or whether or not you’re being kind to mother nature – and Porsche CEO Michael Macht truly understands that. Macht told AutoCar that Porsche has no plans to build a hybrid version of the 911 or the Boxster.

“It”s technically possible but it”s not part of the plan. It also adds weight,” he said. “We want brake regeneration and stop-start for our sports cars, but not hybrid. They”re not driven in the city, where you get most of the advantages [of a hybrid].”

Nonetheless, Macht did confirm that Porsche is looking to do an all-electric sports car; however he said that the Stuttgart automaker would not put it into production unless it could reach the performance levels of a gasoline model.

Porsche is currently working on bringing its Cayenne S Hybrid to the market.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar