Porsche Plans EV-only Pajun to Dance with Tesla Model S

In October 2014, AutoCar reported that Porsche was plotting a surprise entry into the electric car ranks with an all-new mid-sized liftback that aims to compete with the Tesla Model S. This month, reports suggest that Porsche now plans to only have an EV version.

Credit is due to Porsche for being one of the first automakers to embrace plug-in hybrids, but it has been slow to embrace all-electric vehicles, ceding this emerging market to the Tesla Model S.

As an electric-only vehicle, the conventional drivetrain is being dropped in favor of a dedicated battery-electric system because according to reports, Porsche determined that the Panamera Junior (where the name “Pajun” was derived) was best off being an EV-only because the luxury sports sedan segment is currently too crowded for another conventional car that doesn’t bring anything different to the table.

The Pajun is expected to go on sale in 2018 or 2019.

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Ryan Jeffrey Gerardi is Chief Editor of AutoConverse Magazine and Executive Producer and Host of the AutoConverse Podcast and Live Weekly Webcast called the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show, or MTC Show. He is also Founder & President of AutoConversion with nearly 20 years experience in the transportation space. Ryan concentrates his efforts today on exploring people, ideas, and technologies related to how we get around and how we are connected, being a father and studying Taoism and Wu Wei.