The Volkswagen Group has big plans to introduce EVs at its performance and luxury brands. Porsche will put its first all-electric car, the Mission E, into production in 2020, and its platform will reportedly underpin future EVs from Bentley and Audi. Now, that Porsche is also working on an all-electric supercar platform, set to arrive around 2025.
Pictured above: the Porsche 918 Spyder.
It's one of three EV platforms Porsche has a hand in right now. The first, J1, will debut with the Mission E, and one called Premium Platform Electric (PPE) is currently being co-developed with Audi. SPE was first revealed in in November, and a VW exec confirmed to Automotive News Europe that Porsche would lead its development.
Automotive News Europe reports that this platform will be used for two-door sports and supercars, but that's the only detail was revealed. A Porsche spokesperson told Automotive News Europe that it's "too far away" to comment on SPE.
In addition to the aforementioned Mission E-based EVs reportedly coming from Audi and Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti are also rumored to use Porsche Panamera's platform for future hybrid 2+2s. And after the Mission E's debut, Porsche will also likely roll out a number of cars based on its J1 platform too.
Upon hearing the news about SPE, our eyes turned to Lamborghini almost immediately. The Italian supercar builder stated its intention to eventually offer an all-electric supercar when it debuted the wild Terzo Millennio concept last year. Automotive News Europe also speculates that Audi might use SPE to create a successor to the R8 e-tron.
The VW Group is going all-in on electrification—partially thanks to its ongoing emissions-test-cheating scandal—and Porsche will play a large role. It should be interesting.