Purists should be pleased.
It's no secret Porsche is working on an electrified 911, which is expected to arrive sometime mid-decade following the 992 generation's mid-life update. An all-electric 911 is not on the table yet but, let's be honest, it'll happen eventually. Porsche aims for battery-electrics to account for 80 percent of its overall sales by 2030, including the next generation EV-only 718.
As for the 911, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, per The Drive, has confirmed the world's favorite (and only) series production butt-engined sports car will not be getting a plug-in hybrid powertrain but rather a straight-up hybrid setup. Therefore, no charging port. Blume further stated that lessons learned from the 919 Hybrid program, following its Le Mans-winning era, will be applied to the 911 hybrid.
Blume refused to go into specific details but word has it that the 911 hybrid will secure the top performance model spot, placing it above the potent 911 Turbo S. That means it'll have more than 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque on hand. Electric motors can do wonders. But will it have more juice than the 690 hp 991 generation GT2 RS? If we had to guess, we'd say yes. Porsche has a lot to prove with the 911 hybrid and it's clearly taking its time bringing it to market.
For Porsche's PHEVs in general, it seems the Cayenne and Panamera will be the only two with that setup. The Macan, of course, is skipping the PHEV phase and going straight to a pure BEV setup.
The Macan EV (a name change has been rumored) is due to go on sale sometime next year. Aside from preserving the 911's flat-six setup for the next several years, Porsche is in a very good position regarding its EV future. Last year, for example, the Taycan outsold the 911 without breaking a sweat. The Macan and 718 EVs should have no problem finding plenty of buyers.
Porsche will keep the internal combustion engine alive solely for the 911 for as long as possible. The combination of hybridizing it and the use of a newly-developed synthetic fuel should keep it emissions-friendly for years to come. Fingers crossed.