Porsche 911 is arguably the company’s most iconic car, however, the new electric Porsche Taycan has been surpassing it in sales in several markets. This turn of events might be the reason the company has seen it fit to produce a battery electric 911 within the decade.
Blume, Porsche CEO has previously shot down any chance of an electric 911 in the past but in a recent financial call, he revealed that the company delivered over 300,000 vehicles globally in 2021, and 41,296 of them were the all-electric Taycan which outsold the combustion version of the Porsche 911.
Things might be shifting based on an article from Manager Magazin out of Germany, that reported that Porsche is developing an electric version of the 911 that will be powered by at least some level of solid-state batteries from a company called Quantumscape.
Quantumscape is backed by Bill Gates and Porsche’s parent company Volkswagen, the automaker is the biggest shareholder having invested $100 million in 2018, followed by another $200 million in 2020.
Solid state batteries are seen as a next-gen technology that promises a lot of benefits over the current liquid lithium-ion batteries. The benefits include more capacity in the same space offering longer range in cars, they also charge much faster cutting waiting times of 5 to 80% full in half and finally they are safer since they are not flammable in high temperatures like the traditional liquid lithium-ion batteries.