PHOTO CAPTION: Porsche Panamera will be offered as Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche Will Launch Panamera Electric Hybrid in 2014

Motor Authority speculates drive system will be similar to that used in Toyota Prius PHV.

Published: 21-Mar-2012

Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid model will be the highly-exclusive and stupendously-expensive 918 Spyder due next year, but as we confirmed only last week Porsche’s near future will be enriched with even more plug-ins.

While a plug-in hybrid version of its Cayenne makes the most sense, considering the SUV is a non-core model and more suited to carrying a heavy battery and electric motor setup, several inside sources have revealed that a plug-in hybrid Panamera will be launched in just two short years.

Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), the sources said a Panamera plug-in hybrid sedan will commence production in 2014 and is likely to be sold in the U.S., though the timing remains unclear.


Porsche Spyder 918 concept is now in mule testing phase.

The 918 Spyder draws its power from three sources: a mid-mounted 425kW-plus 4.6-litre V8 engine, a 90kW hybrid module on the rear axle and an 80kW electric motor on the front axle.

Porsche 918 Hybrid 'Supercar' prototype

Only 918 of the plug-in hybrid super sports cars will be built and priced at the equivalent of $820,000US.

Panamera Sport Turismo has a peak power output of 416 hp.

In EV-mode, the Panamera Sport Turismo concept has a electric range of up to 30 km (18.6 miles).


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