Porsche is on a mission to electrify its lineup. Tightening emissions standards have forced many automakers to turn to alternative power sources. With the fully electric Mission-E on the horizon and the introduction of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the German sports car brand is now looking to add battery power to its most iconic model. According to Bloomberg, the next generation Porsche 911 will get a hybrid variant.
The move comes as part of Volkswagen AG recently announced a plan, that would add nearly 300 electric models across the companies 12 brands. Porsche engineers are hard at work developing a battery that will offer acceptable range and power without adversely affecting the handling. The brands first all-electric car is expected to debut next year as a 2019 model.