All-electric Porsche 911 with solid-state battery reportedly in the works
Like many established automakers around the world, Porsche has primarily tackled the booming EV market with newly developed battery-powered vehicles like the Taycan, which was introduced back in 2019. However, new information now suggests that, in addition to the upcoming electric Macan, the Stuttgart-based company is also working on an all-electric model variant of the legendary Porsche 911.
Although corresponding rumors were repeatedly denied in the past, the sports car maker is now in fact working on an electric Porsche 911 according to a new report by the German publication Manager Magazine. Unfortunately, the launch date for the upcoming sporty EV is still up in the air, but it could supposedly hit the market by the end of this decade. Furthermore, the company apparently plans to equip the electric Porsche 911 with a highly advanced solid-state battery made by the American manufacturer Quantumscape, whose innovative batteries are currently very expensive to produce and therefore not yet ready for market.
The higher energy density of solid-state batteries could theoretically provide noticeable improvements in terms of EV charging speeds, which of course would be a considerable advantage for sporty cars like the purported electric Porsche 911. However, as some doubts remain regarding the feasibility of solid-state batteries remain, Porsche fans may not want to hold their breath in anticipation that these plans will eventually be realized in this exact form. Lastly, the company's executive board has yet to grant its final approval for the development of an electric Porsche 911.