24 May '11, 1pm

Porsche Boxster E Electric Sports Car A Hit At 2011 Michelin ...: The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual e...

Porsche Boxster E Electric Sports Car A Hit At 2011 Michelin ...: The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual e...

The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual event run by the French tire company aimed at promoting the development of sustainable mobility. At this year’s event in the German capital of Berlin Porsche rolled out its Boxster E electric car prototype , revealing a few more saucy details about its testing schedule and zero-emission future. Porsche is currently testing three different Boxster E prototypes as part of the “Model Region Electro-Mobility Stuttgart” large-scale trial to explore the everyday practicality of electric cars and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging. Common to all three prototypes is a mid-engine layout, which is retained from the production Porsche Boxster. Benefits of using this platform for electric car testing have been its relatively low weight, packaging attributes and low drag. Also common is an Active Sound Des...

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