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The Tesla Roadster isn’t a horrible car as most would like to believe. Its electric motors give it maximum torque at zero rpm allowing it to reach 60 miles an hour in around 4 seconds. Those concerned with range can drive the car up to 200 miles on a charge if driven with care. Even with its heavy battery packs on board the car handles well thanks to the Lotus Chassis.
Now it seems that Porsche wants to get in on the electric car game and are currently testing three experimental Boxsters powered by electricity. Surprisingly, the cars have already been built and are used to test components that could make it to production, according to Green Car Reports.
Until the electric Boxsters can meet the performance (and hopefully range) of a normal gasoline powered car, they will not be ready to build a production car and offer it to the public.
The speed in which these test mules have been built is astounding. Unlike start-up Tesla Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen Group have plenty of car building experience and the finances to back up such development. These Boxsters show the serious commitment that the company has toward building greener cars like the 918 Spyder Hybrid concept and the 911 GT3 R Hybrid.
[Source: Green Car Reports]