Electric Porsche Boxter Prototype To Show Up At Geneva 2011
Porsche built an electric version of Boxter. The model is called Boxter E and was not yet confirmed for production.
Porsche decided to further enter the world of electric vehicles and have presented the prototype of the electric Boxter. It is called Boxter E and features a 29 kWh battery with two engines totaling 245 HP. Porsche have not reveled the performances of the model, but they said it is comparable to Boxter S, meaning it can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 5 seconds and top 274 kph.
No one knows whether Porsche will build or not the Boxter E, but they will sure use the figures of the track tests for developing other electric products. Rumor has it that Porsche engineers are already testing three Porsche Boxter E, hoping to get to one result: an electric vehicle with Porsche performances.
We have already seen an electric Prosche, but it was built by the Ruf engineers. The model is based on a 911 which was converted to use electric energy. The model was called Rug Greenster and made its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2009. Greenster features a Siemens electric motor of 270 kW and can only be recharged from a special 400 V outlet.