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Porsche Boxster news - Porsche tests electric Boxster - 2011

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Porsche has revealed it is currently trialling three
electric prototypes of its Boxster model, dubbed ‘E’.

Powered by electric motors attached to both the front and
rear axles - making it all-wheel drive - the Boxster E produces 240bhp and
promises a 0-62mph time of 5.3 seconds.

But these charged baby Porkers aren’t about speed, they’re
about massaging our tired and knotted planet while indulging in a dab of
opposite lock. The battery pack is 29 kWh, providing a claimed 100-mile range
before you inevitably question why you ever bothered with an electric car.

Porsche says all three Boxster E models, currently trialling
in Stuttgart, will serve as ‘rolling laboratories’, feeding sensitive and
important information back to the moustachioed geniuses who are engineering the
 future.

Don’t rule out one of these heading your way in the future
either. Porsche has shown us how to do hybrid, and Porsche AG CEO Matthias
Muller said: “Electrical mobility is a central challenge of the coming years.

“The Boxster E will help us in solving the practical
problems of electric vehicles in the way our customers expect.”

Watch this space. In the meantime, here are some pics of the
simply magnificent hybrid 918 RSR, unveiled last month. Yes, watch this space
 indeed…

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