Luxury sports car maker Porsche has announced that its first two-seater electric model will be the 718. A hybrid variant of the Porsche 911 can also be expected, Porsche AG CEO Oliver Bloom confirmed in a call to the media.
According to a Bloomberg report, Porsche will unveil the EV 718, the two-seater that has not revealed any information regarding the launch and production dates of the car.
also not been made clear that how many variants of the Porsche 911 will be offered the hybrid version. Earlier, Porsche had hinted at bringing an electric 718 Boxster/Cayman-style vehicle after unveiling the Mission R at the Munich Auto Show last year.
This is the first time that company officials have confirmed any information regarding speculation. The new sporty EV will be the carmaker’s third electric model.
Porsche currently offers an electric Taycan. At the same time, an all-electric Macan is also expected to be introduced by the year 2023.
As part of its electrification
Mission, Porsche aims to make at least half of all new models all-electric or plug-in hybrids a priority by 2025. The company expects 80 percent of Porsche cars to be electrified by 2030. In 2021, 40% of all new Porsches delivered in Europe were plug-in hybrids or fully electric.
Record Breaking Sales
Porsche Taycan sales increased to 41,296 units globally last year, which is more than the sales of the company’s top model 911. This record has crossed 38,464 units.
Overall, the company has handed over 301,915 vehicles to customers in 2021, which is 11% more than the 272,162 units delivered in 2020. This is the first time the company has crossed the 300,000 mark.
This country bought the most Porsche car
company vehicle deliveries grew in 2021 across all global sales segments, with China making the most of 95,000 deliveries. This is an increase of 7.5% from 2020. Porsche has also registered rapid growth in the US.
Sales here increased by 22% to reach over 70,000 units. In Germany, Porsche has increased deliveries by 9.2% to about 29,000 units.
However, US customers may have to wait longer for their booked product due to the destruction of hundreds of models in a ship fire in the Atlantic Ocean in February.