2025 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will go electric
The 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster and Caiman will switch to fully electric drives.
Porsche unveiled the move at a confidential dealership meeting in the US, at which the designs of the next-generation Boxster and Cayman were also shared. Automotive news reported.
Insiders described the appearance of the new 718 models as similar to the current electric Taycan at the front and rear – probably based on the Mission R concept study shown in September and in these renderings by AutoEvolution.
In March, UK release AutoExpress Porsche CEO Oliver Blume quoted the final decision as to whether the next generation was still a few months away – but it now seems like the company is pushing the battery-powered sports cars.
The dealer conference leaked information as good as confirms a report from US magazine Car and driver in September, citing Porsche sources inside and outside Porsche as saying that the 718 models would switch to all-electric power by the middle of this decade.
In an interview with Porsche collectors Jerry Seinfeld and Spike Feresten, Porsche GT boss Any Preuninger gave an insight into the automaker’s approach to electric vehicles over the past few weeks.
“I think we have shown with the Taycan that we can deliver – a very entertaining car as an electric car,” said Preuninger at the Spikes car radio Podcast.
âYou are sure to lose one of your senses [in electric cars], definitely – the action from the engine. That doesn’t make it any easier. It means everything [other senses] Must be better.
âThe cars have to be appealing, they have to be touching, the driving experience has to be very, very unique. That is the challenge for the future. “
Preuninger said the company has a split approach to sustainable driving, offering electric vehicles on the one hand, but also investing in the development of synthetic fuels to reduce emissions from the vast majority of internal combustion engine vehicles that will stay on the roads for decades to come .
The September article by Car and driver also suggested that the Porsche 911 run on gasoline beyond 2030.
As with other brands in the Volkswagen Group, Porsche has not signed the recent Glasgow Declaration, which promises to ban the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles until the next decade. Instead, an environmental officer from Germany asked for clarification as to whether synthetic fuels from renewable engines could be excluded from the pact.
The all-electric 2025 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman 2024 are expected to be unveiled.