Will the Next Porsche Cayman and Boxster be Electric?

The enormous commercial success of its first electric car, the Taycan sedan, has motivated the German firm to accelerate its ambitious electrification plans. Thus, it is expected that by the end of this decade, the bulk of its range will be made up of zero-emission vehicles, following the trends of the rest of the market.

The Taycan range was recently enriched with the Cross Turismo variant’s arrival, a crossover version characterized by both a five-door family body and a series of SUV-inspired elements (plastic protections on bumpers, wheel arches, and side skirts) that allow offering a more adventurous touch.

The firm has also confirmed that a Taycan Sport Turismo will arrive later, dispensed with the raised suspension and the off-road attachments seen in the Taycan Cross Turismo. Porsche is also considering launching a coupe and a Targa (convertible) version of its executive sedan. However, such plans are still up in the air.

What is certain, is that next year the Porsche electric range will receive a new member: the second generation of the Macan. Thanks to the use of the modular PPE platform (developed jointly with Audi), the midsize SUV will go on to compete directly against models like the Tesla Model Y.

While the famous 911 sports car, for the moment, will only receive a plug-in hybrid version, it is expected that in the medium term, the Cayenne and Panamera will also be replaced by two 100% electric models. The successor to the 918 Spyder hypercar could also be an electric car developed with Rimac, a company in which Porsche is a shareholder.

But what will happen to the 718 Cayman/Boxster, Porsche’s entry-level sports cars? Oliver Blume, head of the German firm, has confirmed many possibilities that both vehicles will become fully electric in their next generations. However, the final decision will be made before summer.

“There is a possibility that we will electrify the 718 series, but we are still in a conceptual phase where we have not made a decision yet. We will wait a few months before deciding which concept to use. But I think there is a positive sign of this, and that is that if we launch an electric 718, it will drive like a 911 and other [traditional] sports models.”

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