More Electric Porsches Are Coming And That's A Fact

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Porsche has a new CEO who's not at all shy about his future plans.

Late last month we learned that Porsche is likely dropping plans (at least for now) for a Ferrari 488-killing 650 hp supercar, tentatively called the 960. So what will be developed and subsequently launched in its place? According to Automobile Magazine it’s going to be a smaller version of the Mission E four-door coupe concept. "For the simple reason that electrification still carries a substantial weight penalty, sports cars will hold on to classic propulsion solutions a little longer than other vehicle types," Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told Automobile.

“But even the 911 must eventually adjust.” Yes, that’s a clear hint that a 911 EV will happen one day, but not just yet. What is happening much sooner is the so-called Pajun E, essentially a scaled-down Mission E. Blume did say the production version of that concept is built on a scalable architecture, meaning it can be shortened and, perhaps, even lengthened (a future Bentley Mulsanne all-electric successor, perhaps? Don't rule it out). But a smaller Pajun E – the name likely won’t be retained, FYI – has major appeal for Porsche because of one future EV. Yes, you guessed it, the Tesla Model 3. In fact, all three main German brands are targeting the Model 3.

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BMW is also reportedly working on an i5 and Mercedes is cooking up an EV that’ll be sized in between the C- and E-Class. Porsche is also reportedly considering a new smaller SUV that could have a lot in common with the upcoming Volkswagen CUVe, which is a pure EV. Add it all up and Porsche has three potential EVs in the works. No wonder the likes of Shell are investing in rapid EV charging stations.

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