Since its 1996 debut, the Porsche Boxster was the sports car of choice for people who want a good-looking convertible with the freedom and style of an open-top. The 718 Boxster, currently in its fourth generation is highly regarded for its friendly driving dynamics and technical prowess. Porsche is working to make the next-gen 718 Series exclusively EV powered. We have everything we know about the Porsche 718 Boxster Electric.
Porsche plans to produce pure-electric versions for almost all models, including the Panamera and Macan 718 ranges, as well as the Cayenne, Panamera, and Macan. Porsche hopes that EVs will make up more than 80% of vehicle deliveries by 2030 as part of its “e-mobility” strategy. The 718 Boxster Electric was spotted road-testing in real life, just like the Macan Electric.
2025 Porsche 718 Boxster Electric Redesign
Recent spy photos show what appears to be a heavily camouflaged 718 Boxster prototype being used for road testing in Germany. The test mule looks very much like a regular ICE-powered Boxster. DrGumoLunatic posted a YouTube video on November 26th, 2022 that was shot in Stuttgart, Germany. It’s possible the prototype was driven by electric power, as there are no exhaust sounds or engine sounds.
These spy shots show a staggered wheel arrangement, which is common in many sports cars. But what’s most interesting about this spy shot is the fact that the front and rear wheels of this test mule are completely different. The rear end also features the 718 Boxster’s distinctive single exhaust tip. It is possible that this was left on purpose to confuse curious eyes. The car also features a fake exhaust tip, which emits a distinctive sound that’s typical of an electric motor whine. The majority of body panels are from the 718 Boxster, which is currently on display in Porsche showrooms. This helps Porsche keep the final design secret from outsiders.
Porsche will likely install its new LED headlights featuring an HD matrix beam to the 718 Boxster Electric. These headlights can be used up to 600m and have a higher resolution than other systems. The new high beam function is non-dazzling and makes the area to the left and right of the oncoming vehicle much brighter.
The interior of the 718 Boxster Electric is likely to have a similar layout but in a smaller package. The dashboard, center console, and AC vents are all included. The footprint should be smaller. The majority of controls on the central console will likely become digital. They will be integrated into two screens: one for core functions like chassis setting, drive mode selection, and navigation and one for in-cabin control, such as climate control system settings.
The instrument cluster will be digital and likely a curved OLED unit. Regular software updates will improve the functionality of the cabin over time. Customers should also be able to unlock new functions after purchase (FoD).
The Porsche 718 Boxster Electric’s platform will be unique and developed in-house, but it will also borrow modules from other cars. This was Oliver Blume, CEO of the company, who spoke at the Porsche Mission R debut. Autocar reported on November 18, 2022. Although he didn’t say whether the modules would come from Taycan Electric’s J1 platform, or Macan Electric’s PPE platform (which seems more likely), he did confirm that they would.
Unlike most EVs, which have a flat battery layer in the vehicle’s floor, the 718 Boxster Electric could have its batteries behind the driver’s chair, mirroring the mid-engine layout of the gas-powered 718 Boxster.
Performance and Range
Porsche could offer the 718 Boxster Electric with single-motor RWD or dual-motor AWD. Porsche should offer better performance than its 394-hp Boxster GTS 4.0 gas-powered version. It can sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 182 mph. Customers could expect between 250-300 miles of range due to the lighter weight of its lithium-ion battery. ).
Porsche could offer the most advanced charging system for electric cars. Drivers will be able to charge the car with 22 kW of alternating power at home. The car might be able to charge with 300-350 kW direct current at a public charging station. In just 15-20 minutes, a 5-80% DC fast-charging session can be completed.
With its 800-volt system voltage, the Taycan can charge at up to 220 kW. Porsche hopes to achieve a higher charging capacity for the Macan Electric. It will be available in 2024 with the same system voltage. This aspect could be further improved by Porsche in future launches. Both the GT4 ePerformance concepts and Mission R boast 900-volt technology. It takes just 15 minutes to complete a 5-80% DC fast charging session. The former is the maximum.
2025 Porsche 718 Boxster Electric Prices & Release Date
Blume stated that Porsche has the plan to launch the 718 Boxster Electric in the middle of the next decade at the Annual Press Conference 2023. Expect Porsche’s first electric car to arrive in the United States by 2025. Prices start at USD 80,000.