Charging Ahead

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Despite confident estimates, demand for the Panamera hybrid has dramatically exceeded Zuffenhausen’s own expectations in the first six months of sales. Around 60 per cent of new Panameras delivered in Europe this year were equipped with hybrid drive.

The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017, and while the average uptake has been 60 per cent, in some countries the proportion is much higher.

In France, for example, the figure is 70 per cent, while in Austria it is over 80 per cent. It’s Belgium, however, that gets the green growth gong, passing a whopping 90 per cent.

When it comes to incoming orders, Scandinavia continues to highlight its affinity for electromobility: in Norway, 90 per cent of all Panamera customers have ordered a hybrid model, while in Finland the figure is 85 per cent.

The plug-in hybrid Panamera has a purely electric range of over 30 miles, making emission-free journeys a daily possibility on the urban commute. Meanwhile the recently launched Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid breaks new ground for Porsche, introducing hybrid technology to a flagship model. It represents the perfect combination of performance and efficiency for Porsche in the moment, with a four-litre V8 engine and an electric motor generating a combined output of 670 bhp.

“Electromobility is the future”, observed Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG, at a presentation of the new Panamera plug-in hybrid models. And the future, it seems, is here and now.

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid: Fuel consumption combined 2.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 66 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 16.2 kWh/100 km

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive: Fuel consumption combined 2.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 66 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 16.2 kWh/100 km

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 3.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 69 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 17.6 kWh/100 km

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: Fuel consumption combined 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 15.9 kWh/100 km

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive: Fuel consumption combined 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 15.9 kWh/100 km

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 2.6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 59 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 15.9 kWh/100 km

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Comments (3)
  • If someone had told me that I'd be reading an article about a Porsche with the only data being about fuel consumption and emissions I'd have laughed them out of the room....

    11 months ago
  • Will the GT range of Porsches ever be electrified in any way?

    11 months ago
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