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Porsche is reportedly working with Quantumscape to develop an electric 911 powered by solid-state batteries

Porsche is reportedly working with Quantumscape to develop an electric 911 powered by solid-state batteries

After sharing long-term electrification goals during a recent financial report, new details about future Porsche electric vehicles have emerged, including plans for an electric 911. What might be even more appetizing (if true) is that the German automaker has worked with quantum landscape to integrate solid-state batteries into future Porsche electric vehicles like the 911 electric.

Dr.-Ing. hc F. Porsche AG, better known as Porsche, is a German sports car manufacturer with nearly a century of experience in speed and style. Although it has become a globally recognized brand for thermal vehicles such as the Cayenne, the Boxster and the 911 Turbo, Porsche has recently directed its development towards more electric vehicles.

This EV transition started with the ever-popular Taycan, soon to be followed by an all-electric Macan. In a recent financial call, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed that the automaker delivered just over 300,000 vehicles worldwide in 2021, of which 41,296 were all-electric Taycans, even surpassing the version combustion of the Porsche 911.

Following this early success of electric vehicles, the CEO of Porsche explained that the automaker had updated its objective of electrify 80% of vehicles by 2030:

In 2025, half of new Porsche sales are expected to come from the sale of electric vehicles, i.e. all-electric or plug-in hybrids. By 2030, the share of all new vehicles with all-electric propulsion is expected to exceed 80%.

In order to achieve this goal, Porsche is going to have to release electric vehicles beyond the Taycan and the upcoming Maycan. Although Blume has shot down any chance of an electric 911 in the past, its potential success in a burgeoning EV landscape may have changed his mind.

Now, an electric Porsche 911 could soon become a reality thanks to the help of the Volkswagen Group and Quantumscape.

Some current ICE models of the 911 sports car / Source: Porsche AG

An electric Porsche 911 with solid-state batteries? Yes please!

In a recent article from Store Manager outside Germany, Porsche is reportedly developing an electric version of the 911 that will be powered by at least some level of solid state batteries. According to the report, Porsche has worked with US solid-state battery maker Quantumscape to integrate this breakthrough technology into vehicles.

According to Porsche’s parent company Volkswagen Group, the new electrified 911 is planned for this decade. Speaking of Volkswagen, the German auto conglomerate is, uncoincidentally, Quantumscape’s biggest shareholder, investing $100 million in 2018, followed by another $200 million in 2020.

following a SPAC merger in 2020 which has brought in nearly $1 billion in funding, Quantumscape is set to scale its long-awaited solid-state batteries – a technology that has the potential to completely change the range, charging speeds and safety of future electric vehicles.

One of those vehicles could very well be an electric 911 from this decade, although Porsche’s CEO initially said otherwise. Back in 2018, Blume said an all-electric 911 would never be made. That may still be the case until we get official word from Porsche, but given its recent success in electric vehicles and Blume’s commitment to BEVs by 2030, a 911 electric seems much more likely than four years ago.

Add viable solid-state technology and Porsche could see huge EV sales this decade.

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