Porsche Electric Car
While Porsche does not currently produce an all electric car, they do have a history of hybrid testing and production. In fact, the company is the only major automaker that's embraced the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) which made it's world debut in Formula One (F1) racing.
The company made huge headlines when it put the KERS system into a 911 Gran Tourismo racer and began hitting the circuit. Later, the company converted one of their brand new 918 Spyder models to include KERS and showed it at car shows as the 918 Spyder RSR KERS.
Unable to contain themselves any longer, Porsche then unveiled another 918 Spyder, this one as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Porsche 918 Spyder PHEV unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. Enthusiasm was so high that Porsche decided to put the car into limited production.
That plug-in Porsche does 0-62 in 3.2 seconds, puts out 500 horsepower, has twin electric motors coupled to a V8 engine, and a total curb weight of only 3,285 pounds.
Of course, with all of that comes a price tag of just under a million dollars per car.
For those who don't have that kind of money lying around, there are other options. There are conversion kits and options for older Porsche 911 cars that can be made all electric.
photo of 918 Spyder by David Villarreal Fernandez
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