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Porsche Experimenting with Electric Boxster

Porsche is clearly aiming to be the premiere hybrid luxury sports car builder in the world with both their 918 Spyder and RSR supercars. Now, it's becoming more clear that Porsche plans to expand their hybrid technology to their wildly popular Boxster convertible. The rumors have been ongoing since last summer and now the German automaker has just revealed the first of three of the Boxster E's.

first of three of the Boxster E's. Hoping to "trigger the development of sustainable mobility in the Stuttgart region," the first prototype has 240 hp derived from electron-powered motors attached to the front and rear axles. The all-wheel drive tester can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Accompanied with a 29 kW battery pack, it's claimed to have a 100 miles of low C02 mobility per charge. This technology has been sourced directly from Volkswagen, its parent company. The three Boxster experimental cars will be tested over the coming months.

Neither Porsche or Volkswagen have given any indication whether or when this technology will make its way to production cars. Knowing Porsche and their "commitment to electric mobility," anything could be possible.

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