Porsche starts conversion of their Zuffenhausen factory for EVs

Porsche is beginning to convert its main factory to build the next generation all-electric 718 Boxster and Cayman.

The automaker is spending $567 million to transform the Zuffenhausen factory to handle EVs.

However, as per Automobilwoche, the Zuffenhausen plant will continue to produce the 718 Boxster and the 911 off the same line.

Even though the 911 will be a gas engine, the 718 will be all-electric.

Porsche already announced that their 911 Boxster will remain an internal combustion engine until the end of the decade.

The automaker set ambitious sales targets over the next eight years. By 2025, they hope that one-third of all Porsche’s are electric.

While by 2030, they hope that number is two-thirds.

The new Macan EV is their next EV offering and will debut later this year. The Porsche Taycan is already out and selling well.

Although we have not seen the new 718 Boxster or Cayman, you can expect they will draw heavily from the Mission R concept from last fall.

To meet their goal, Porsche will need strong sales of the Taycan to continue and for the Macan and the two new EV sportscars to sell well.

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