Electric Cayman? Porsche shows off Cayman E-Volution Prototype at electric car show

Published: 10 October 2017

► Cayman E-Volution
► Porsche's new EV research car
► Won't make production, but shows future

Is an all-electric Porsche Cayman in the works? Stuttgart says no, but the brand’s EV engineers say that this Cayman E-Volution concept is a research vehicle that ‘gives an early indication of just how sporty Porsche believes e-mobility can be.’

The Cayman E-Volution test vehicle uses an all-electric drivetrain capable of launching the small sports car to 62mph in just 3.3 seconds – faster than any combustion-engined Cayman including the race-bred GT4 Clubsport – and manages a claimed 200km (124-mile) range.

Porsche says that the E-Volution research car is ‘a hint of what is to come in 2019’, which is when the brand will bring the Mission E concept to life in production form.

The research vehicle is part of Porsche’s e-mobility stand at the 2017 Electric Vehicle Symposium in Stuttgart, which is the world’s largest gathering of manufacturers, product teams and the like in the world of electric motoring.

Porsche is also showing off it’s ‘Turbo Charging’ electric car charging solution, which it claims is the ‘first ever accumulator-based fast charging system.’ The tech can reach a charging capacity of 320kW per car, or two at the same time at 160kW.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches