Porsche unveils Boxster E Electric Prototype image

Porsche has released 3 prototypes of the Porsche Boxster E. The three fully electric prototypes unveiled yesterday in Stuttgart, Germany are part of an ongoing testing program to let engineers examine the practicality of electric cars in everyday situations.

Powering the Porsche Boxster E is a pair of electric motors that provide a combined 180 kW (241 hp), which is comparable with the standard petrol-burner. Batteries are used as energy storage and have a capacity of 29-kilowatt hours. The electronic components used in the cars were manufactured by Volkswagen, which recent took over the sports carmaker.

While BMW, Mercedes, VW and Audi already offer several electric hybrid models, Porsche currently has only one consumer vehicle, the sports-utility Cayenne, available in hybrid form.

“Electric mobility will be one of Porsche’s central challenges in the coming years, and our engineers are ready to meet the challenge with their usual high standards,” said Porsche boss Matthias Müller in a statement released on Thursday.

According to CarSession, there is a strong possibility that the Stuttgart manufacturer is just teasing us before completely reveals the car in Geneva next month.