Porsche Boxster E (2011): prototype Boxster EV

Published: 24 February 2011

Porsche recently rolled out the first of three Boxster E electric vehicles, to take part in the 'Electromobility Region Stuttgart' local government initiative in Germany.

Porsche Boxster E: the battery-powered Boxster prototypes

The Boxster E is powered by two electric motors, capable of a peak power output of 180kW. Energy is stored in a 29kWh battery pack. 

So is Porsche taking on Tesla in the EV sports car market?

Not with the Boxster E. Three electric Boxsters are being built as part of a programme sponsored by the Baden-Wurttemberg state government (Porsche's home state in Germany) and WRS, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation. 

Porsche's hometown of Stuttgart is one of eight model regions participating in a federal pilot programme sponsored by the Minitsry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs to develop EVs and their supporting infrastructure. 

The electric Boxster: a rolling test lab

The three Boxster E prototypes will take part in the programme, acting as mobile laboratories for testing EV usage and planning for EVs in urban infrastructure. 

CAR's view? We reckon this electric Boxster E is much cooler than your usual EV council van.

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