Porsche is out with an electric Boxster prototype, according to the luxury car manufacturer. The vehicle will be tested in the Stuttgart region under a 130-million Euro federal e-mobility program, Porsche said.
The Boxster E, presented in a ceremony in front of the Porsche Museum with CEO Matthias Müller and the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Stefan Mappus, on hand, comes with every bit the performance oomph of the conventional Boxster S. The version of that vehicle that’s sold in the United States offers 300 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, goes 0-60 in 5.0 seconds and has a top track speed of 170 mph.
Specs for the electric Boxter weren’t released, but Porsche said it has “two electric motors totaling 180 kilowatts” and batteries with storage capacity of 29 kilowatt hours.
The electric Boxsters – which Porsche began talking about last year – are Porsche’s first foray into all-electric vehicles, but we have been hearing quite a bit about their hybrids lately, including the Cayenne hybrids, the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, the 918 RSR racer and the 911 GT3 R hybrid.