The 0-62mph sprint is completed in 5.5 seconds and the top speed is limited to 124mph, all without a gear change.
The Porsche Boxster E prototypes have been demonstrated to representatives from politics, industry, trade and research in the German capital at a global forum for sustainable mobility. The Porsche Boxster E was driven around a sporting circuit to show the combination of Porsche's innovation, performance and chassis responsiveness.
Two electric motors develop a combined power output of 180 kW producing a maximum torque figure of 540Nm at 12,000rpm. The Porsche Boxster E can provide more power that current hybrid vehicle electric power units, alongside zero emissions.
All safety and comfort features from the Porsche boxster are also present in the Boxster E. New brake system enables an optimal melding of the braking forces of the electrical generators and the mechanical brake system, delivered via lightweight Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). The electrically-powered air conditioning compressor accommodated in the front luggage compartment ensures comfortable temperatures inside the vehicle.
There is no clutch pedal or gearshift in the Porsche Boxster E, nor rev counter. Instead there is a special ‘E-Power meter’ in the central instrument cluster display.
The 0-62mph sprint is completed in 5.5 seconds and the top speed is limited to 124mph, all without a gear change. The Porsche Boxster E can cover approximately 107 miles from a full charge, which takes around nine hours. The charging time can however be reduced by using a rapid charging function.Published 24 May 2011