In mid-2020, Porsche announced that it would launch the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman in electric powertrain versions. Electric versions of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are slated for release in 2025.
Launching the Autoblog page today, Monday, March 21, 2022, the launch of the electric version of the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman is part of Porsche's target of wanting 80 percent of their production vehicles to be electric vehicles by 2030.
“In the middle of this decade we wanted to offer our 718 mid-engine sports car exclusively in all-electric form,” said Porsche CEO Oliver Blume.
When the electric Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman are released in 2025, the company will stop production of versions with internal combustion engines. In addition to achieving the electrification target, this production stoppage is also adjusted to the Euro 7 emission standard, which makes gasoline or diesel cars inoperable.
The electric version of the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman is rumored to be adopting the design of the Mission R concept car which was introduced in 2021. But later the electric 718 Boxster will be made more powerful for consideration of use on the race track. In addition, the electric car will also be built using a specially designed platform.
This electric Boxster and Cayman will have a balanced weight, which is under 3,650 pounds. Then the two electric cars will also carry a rear-wheel drive system as standard and all-wheel drive as optional.