Porsche unveiled the Panamera S Hybrid at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It featured a 3.0 liter V6 compressor engine with an output of 333 HP combined with an electric motor that added an extra 47 HP, but that was only the beginning of the Italian automaker’s trip through hybrid way. Porsche has just announced they will be unveiling a plug-in version of the Panamera luxury sedan sometime in 2014.

Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid model will be the 918 Spyder, but it will be followed by more variants, including one for the Cayenne. Plug-in hybrid models have the advantage of being able to only be used as an electric model for short distances. Porsche promises that while running on electric only, the Panamera will have an autonomy of 19 miles on a full charge of its batteries.

The future Panamera plug-in hybrid will be powered by an electric motor and battery pack backed up by a gasoline or diesel engine that extends driving range and recharges the battery.

Sales for the new Panamera plug-in hybrid will begin in 2014.

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Source: Automotive News

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14 comments:

  (372) posted on 06.5.2012

It may be second best, but it doesn’t mean it can’t astound the rest.

  (474) posted on 05.24.2012

At least, the Porsche has their hybrid. This type of cars is in demand in the market and having at least one must especially have branded by Porsche is a great investment. 

  (474) posted on 05.24.2012

At least, the Porsche has their hybrid. This type of cars is in demand in the market and having at least one must especially have branded by Porsche is a great investment. 

  (577) posted on 05.23.2012

The Hybrid idea is great and why not on all the Porsche cars? 

  (619) posted on 04.19.2012

I’m not quite sure about Porsche’s capability to produce an efficient hybrid car. I’ll wait for its outcome.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2012

It seems not fitted to be a hybrid, but making it so will improve its running life.

  (528) posted on 04.16.2012

This version is obviously better because it would be dual-powered.

  (570) posted on 04.16.2012

This version no doubt will exceed the previous one. It doesn’t take a genius to tell that a hybrid is better.

  (399) posted on 03.27.2012

That notion is too cool! Porsche shouldn’t get left behind with hybrid cars, so it’s nice that they’ve thought of this.

  (415) posted on 03.26.2012

From the reviews of the 918 Spyder, it was their most perfect hybrid innovation. The Panamera may come as the second among the choices.

  (449) posted on 03.23.2012

This sounds good to me; making the Panamera a Hybrid will be more efficient to use.

  (401) posted on 03.22.2012

LMAO @ stilespi IKR? Get your facts straight, Porsche is German. Regarding this car, I’ve always been fond of hybrid cars, so I think this is more appealing. The fact that it has high-performing battery, and engine is astounding.

  (16) posted on 03.21.2012

"Porsche unveiled the Panamera S Hybrid at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It featured a 3.0 liter V6 compressor engine with an output of 333 HP combined with an electric motor that added an extra 47 HP, but that was only the beginning of the Italian automaker’s trip through hybrid way."

When did Porsche become an Italian automaker?

  (453) posted on 03.21.2012

I like this version better. I think it will perform better than the fuel edition.

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