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- Zero-emission Porsche Boxster E
Porsche Boxster also experiences the way of a electric traction, which until a few years ago seemed almost a fiction, but today the cars with zero emissions are gaining in the sports segments and in the most famous brands.
While Porsche earlier announced the 918 RSR hybrid, the focus of that supercar concept is more of performance rather than practicality and efficiency. The Boxster E electric addresses this, with a sporty drive, yet long range.
The Porsche Boxster E has a 240-horsepower motor, and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds. The EV is powered by a 29 kWh battery pack, which gives the car a 100-mile range before needing a recharge.
Porsche is testing the Boxster E in Stuttgart, Germany, and plans to improve on the electric technology before commercial release. There are a total of three Boxster prototypes and participating in the testing program for research on electric vehicles, built by the German Ministry of Transport.
The electric motor attaches to both front and rear axles for an all-wheel drive stability. Porsche says the car’s electronics are sourced from its parent company, Volkswagen.
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- Porsche Ferdinand GT3 RS
Here is a video and photo gallery showing the new Ferdinand GT3 RS, a zero-emissions car named after the legendary Porsche founder. Unfortunately the car has nothing to do with Porsche, other than being shaped like a Porsche 911.
It features a “gold-painted” exterior, has a big rear wing and “massive air inlets at the front spoiler to save the driver from sweating too much.” Amazingly it weighs just 99.6kg (219.6 lbs). Even more amazing is that it does not have an engine, “because of economic reasons.”
Watch as the presenter takes us through a walkabout presentation and a drive around the race track. Ferdinand is shown at Lentos – Museum of Art Linz / Austria.
The World`s slowest Porsche GT3 RS – Video
THE WORLD`S SLOWEST PORSCHE GT3 RS – Photogallery
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- Green Auto news
Automotive News recently got the chance to sit down with Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller to go over the company’s plans for the future, and one of the juiciest tidbits to crop up from the interview came from a discussion on the possibility of a fully-electric Porsche. When asked about a battery-operated sports car, Mueller said that while some estimates say that 20 percent of all vehicles on the road will be electric by 2020 (says who, we wonder), he believes that figure will likely sit closer to three to five percent. He finished up by saying “We are now almost over the initial hype before business really gets started.”
However the electric/internal combustion mix plays out in nine years, Mueller said that he believes Porsche will be a player in that market. That means that if 10 percent of the car market is electrified, you can expect 10 percent of Porsche vehicles to be the same.
The interview also touched on everything from a new model above the 911 to future variation on the Panamera.