The realization of a Porsche Boxster all-electric car has come to live. Last week at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin, Porsche introduced three prototypes of the Boxster E in both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.
For the four-wheel-drive Porsche Boxster E, it uses two independent electric motors that are mounted each in front and rear axles. The combined power output of the two electric motors is about 180kW or 241 horsepower equivalent and with a maximum torque of 398 pound-feet at about 12,000 rpm.
Porsche claims that the AWD Boxster E can sprint from 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds and with a limited top speed of 124 mph.
And the two rear-wheel drive versions of Porsche Boxster E prototypes are powered by a rear-mounted electric motor producing 90 kW (121 hp) and 199 lb-ft of torque. The RWD Boxster E can sprint from 0-62 mph in about 9.8 seconds and with a top speed of 93 mph.
All Boxster E prototypes are powered by a 29 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery, which offers about 107 miles of driving range. The battery weighs in at about 752 pounds to total the Boxster’s curb weight of 3,527 pounds. The battery can be totally recharged through a home electric socket in about nine hours, but recharging time can be drastic reduced to about 3 hours with a rapid charging station.
Porsche also installed on all Boxster Es with an Active Sound Design system to give drivers with audio feedback and to warn people on the streets of the its presence.
The Porsche Boxster E protypes are still under testing, and we can expect that production will be around the beginning of next year.