As for sports cars, they must be light, powerful and quick to the touch, whether by sound or tight performance. All the pieces put together must be carefully studied, and losing unnecessary weight and maximizing potential has always been a priority. In the case of creating sports cars that also happen to be electric, some manufacturers have a more delicate moment than others, and Porsche does just that – the current batteries for electric vehicles are just too heavy to put in their two-seat Cayman and Boxster. The Porsche research and development team admitted this during their virtual press conference for the Geneva Motor Show during a brief interview with Car Magazine.
Their R&D team leader, Dr. Michael Steiner, said: “ We use multiple electrified Boxsters to gain expertise and knowledge to see how an electric car works like a two-door car. But there is still no final decision. “While heavier Gran Touring cars like the Taycan can cope with the extra weight of the batteries, Steiner said that” the extra weight for a sports car we are not satisfied with today. This is one reasons why our next electric car will be a small SUV, not a two-door sports car. “He talks about the new Macan for 2021, which will be offered as a fully electric vehicle in some territories. The electrification project for more targeted sports cars is active, but still far away, and with the slow but steady increase in breakthroughs with lithium-ion batteries, Porsche is expecting bigger leaps in weight loss, such as batteries semiconductor. We expect an improvement of 2 to 3% from year to year in the improvement of lithium-ion batteries. “I’m still not satisfied with the weight. But that doesn’t mean habit to be a sports car.
While all eyes are currently on the Taycan, Porsche has already been busy working on electric vehicle technology for its more affordable two-seater range, although it has not officially received the green light for the make. So for now, expect the Cayman and the Boxster to remain ICE until the next generation.