Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

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Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors. Future Cars plug-in cars Porsche PajunThe German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three plug-in hybrids, beating Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz to launch that powertrain in the large luxury sedan and mid-size crossover segments. And there have been persistent rumors.

Porsche Mission E: all-electric super saloon gets 2020 go-ahead

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Porsche has announced it will put an all-electric super saloon into production by 2020. Concept cars Porsche Electric cars Mission E ConceptThe ‘Mission E’ concept was first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfu.

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Confirmed: Porsche Mission E Electric Car Will Be Built By 'End Of Decade'

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It's official now: Porsche will put its striking and all-electric Mission E concept car into production within three to five years. One of the hits of the Frankfurt Motor Show held in September, the low, sleek, four-door Mission E concept represented Porsche's take on an all-electric luxury sport sedan. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E

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Concepts Preview Shared Platform For Porsche, Audi Premium EVs?

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To those who want a luxury vehicle with an all-electric powertrain, California’s Tesla Motors has had the market under wraps for many years. But that’s slated to change quite soon, as each of the German automakers prepare all-electric vehicles. And there are some strong hints in the Porsche Mission E concept car from the Frankfurt. Plug-In Hybrids EVs concepts Porsche EV

Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors.

Jaguar 'EV-Type' To Be All-Electric F-Pace To Compete With Tesla?

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It's still hard to explain to outsiders just how disruptive Tesla Motors and its electric luxury cars have been to the established German prestige automakers. From 2017 to 2020, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche will all launch one or more "Tesla-alikes" intended to match or surpass the capabilities of the California company's Model S sedan.

All-electric Bentley convertible concept shown at Geneva

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The Volkswagen Group can't seem to get enough luxury electric cars. The Audi e-tron SUV and Porsche Mission E sedan will go into production over the next few years, with an electric version of the VW Phaeton sedan expected as well. Following that up, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen possession Bentley showed an all-electric concept car.

Audi Q6 e-Tron All-Electric 'Coupe SUV' Confirmed For 2018

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Over the next few years, the German luxury establishment--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--is expected to launch a barrage of electric car models in a belated attempt to take on startup Tesla Motors. For some time, it's been understood that one of those models will be an all-electric SUV from Audi.

Germans Vs Tesla In High-End Electric Cars: Will Fast Charging Follow In Time?

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Arguably the most stunning car at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show was the Porsche Mission E, a low, sleek all-electric sport sedan that is likely to go into production within three or four years. It stole much of the limelight from the other all-electric debut, the Audi e-tron Quattro Concept, a lightly disguised version of what will become the. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Fast Charging Audi Q6 Porsche Mission E

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Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

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If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch all-electric cars in 2018 or later. Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Audi Q6 Porsche Mission E

New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door Sedan To Be Electric Only: Rumor

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It''s pretty clear by now that the German luxury automakers, at first startled and shocked by the all-electric Tesla Model S, plan to fight back. DON''T MISS: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric But the latest report out of Germany--and it''s still nothing more than a rumor--is the most indicative of how seriously one of them takes the competition.

Volkswagen Group brings new Audi and Porsche EV concepts, Volkswagen PHEV concept to Frankfurt; 20 more plug-ins by 2020

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Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that “ The Porsche Mission E and the Audi e-tron quattro concept are nothing less than a quantum leap for our industry ”—both vehicles have an all-electric range of 500 kilometers (311 miles). Porsche Mission E. Electric (Battery) Plug-in

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Porsche launches new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid with new gen hybrid module; more e-range, better performance

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Porsche unveiled the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid ( earlier post )—the fourth model in the Panamera line—at the Paris Motor Show. l/100 km (94 mpg US) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrid models, with up to 50 km (31 miles) all-electric range.

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Porsche introducing new plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV; third plug-in from Porsche

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The introduction of this model, together with the Panamera S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) and the 918 Spyder, will give Porsche three production plug-in hybrid models. Electricity consumption is rated at 20.8 Porsche introduced the first generation Cayenne in 2002.

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BMW Group, Daimler, Ford, Audi & Porsche JV for up to 350 kW CCS ultra-fast charging network along major highways in Europe

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BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe.

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles. DON'T MISS: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas.

Porsche ramping up hiring for Mission E; leveraging the 919 Hybrid

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Porsche said it will hire more than 1,400 new employees in the Stuttgart region to work on the development and production of the first all-electric sports car from Porsche, the Mission E. Porsche will also focus on recruiting production planners familiar with Factory 4.0

How Audi, BMW & Mercedes Plan To Compete With Tesla--And Why

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We already know that in the next few years, we''ll see a slew of mid-size SUVs offered with plug-in hybrid powertrains--most from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Range Rover. But the German luxury marques are making plans to compete more directly with Tesla Motors and its Model S all-electric long-range luxury sedan. All have

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

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It's no secret that Porsche has a new found love affair with vehicle electrification, having unveiled its first hybrid model ever last year, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, as well as teasing fans with high-performance hybrids such as the 911 GT3 R Hybrid and 918 Spyder. Porsche even unveiled an all-electric version of its Boxster sports car

Jaguar Land Rover's Future Electric-Car, Efficiency Concepts Previewed

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With European prestige-car makers scrambling to respond to the unexpected and disruptive arrival of electric-car company Tesla Motors, a host of luxury car brands have been showing off their electric concepts. The coming Frankfurt Motor Show will see design studies by Audi and Porsche, possibly others, that point toward future all-electric.

Ruf To Start Trials Of Electric Porsche 911 Prototypes This Year

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Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that a hybrid or all-electric Porsche would be a welcome creation for sports car and EV fans alike. Porsche blew us away last year with the impressive 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car and

Porsche begins taking orders for the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid super sports car

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Porsche has begun taking orders for the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid drive super sports car, first debuted as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010 ( earlier post ), even as production development proceeds. All-electric range is approximately 25 km (16 miles) in the NEDC. Its V8 engine delivers more than 368 kW (500 hp), assisted by two electric motors contributing a total of at least 160 kW (218 hp). The top speed on purely electric power is 150 km/h (94 mph).

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Porsche introduces plug-in hybrid concept Panamera Sport Turismo; 60 mpg US

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At the Paris Motor Show, Porsche presented the Panamera Sport Turismo concept, a plug-in hybrid that offers 416 hp (306 kW) of peak system power. The drive system of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an advanced development of the parallel full hybrid that Porsche already implements today in the.

Porsche Planning All-Electric Sports Car (Cautiously)

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The German automaker whose name is synonomous with "sports car" is planning an all-electric vehicle. While speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, Porsche president and CEO, Michael Macht, announced that the company is working hard on an electric sports car. This is no third party hack of an existing car either.

Daimler to launch at least six electric cars, perhaps even nine

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In response to the success of Tesla Motors, established German luxury automakers are getting serious about electric cars. Audi and Porsche are both planning new all-electric models, and BMW is expected to expand its "i" range with at least one new model as well. But a new report indicates Daimler may have the most ambitious plans of all.

Porsche Developing Electric Vehicles; 3 Electric Boxsters Slated for Testing

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A Porsche Boxster. Porsche AG, Stuttgart is researching and developing all-electric vehicles, with three electric Boxsters to be in testing as part of the Stuttgart Model Region for Electromobility project. Tags: Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

Porsche Universal Charger for Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV supports charging worldwide

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Porsche is implementing an integrated, global charging solution with the plug-in Panamera S E Hybrid (earlier post ), which made its world debut at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The mobile Porsche Universal Charger (AC) includes charging cable, control unit and vehicle cable.

Porsche powers electric Boxster trials

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Porsche is to trial an all-electric version of its performance Boxster roadster model. Not a name you will regularly hear on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, Porsche is nonetheless making the green car headlines today as it releases details of its research into electric transportation. According to the luxury car brand, electric drive will take on an increasingly important [.]. Tags: Porsche Boxster electric hybrid

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Coming Next Year

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It's no secret that Porsche has a new found love affair with vehicle electrification, having recently unveiled its first hybrid model ever, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, as well as teasing fans with high-performance hybrids such as the 911 GT3 R Hybrid and 918 Spyder. Porsche even confirmed this week that it would be testing an all-electric

Official: Porsche Confirms Electric Sports Car Development

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Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or a Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that a hybrid or all-electric Porsche would be a welcome creation for sports car and EV fans alike. Though we've seen several hybrid Porsches already, both production and concept

Hertz introduces the Tesla Model S to expanding US Dream Cars lineup

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The Hertz Corporation has expanded its Dream Cars offering with the introduction of the all-electric Tesla Model S in the US. With the expansion, Dream Cars consumers in select markets are now able to rent both the Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, along with a variety of other high-end performance vehicles, from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche and Mercedes Benz. The all electric, zero emissions car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.2

Porsche introducing first plug-in hybrid with second generation of the Panamera

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2014 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid. Porsche is introducing its first plug-in hybrid and two new extended wheelbase variants with the second generation of the Panamera. Electricity is stored in a newly developed lithium-ion battery, which at 9.4 Click to enlarge.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV averages 4.4 l/100 km (53.4 mpg US) during test drives

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mpg US) averaged over all drives. Electrical consumption (combined) is rated at 162 Wh/km. kWh lithium-ion battery on the electrical grid, Porsche noted. miles) in all-electric driving was also confirmed in practice with a fuel consumption value of 0.0

Porsche confirms 70g/km CO2 918 Spyder for production

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Following hot on the heels of Porsche’s confirmation of its all-electric Boxster trials is the news that their spectacular hybrid the 918 Spyder will be developed in limited numbers for road use. Tags: Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid The mid-engined plug-in hybrid has CO2 emissions of just 70g/km with a corresponding fuel consumption of a staggering 94.1mpg. The 918 Spyder concept [.].

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Porsche Boss Expects EV Model Within The Decade

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Nearly a week ago, at the Frankfurt Motor Show , Porsche CEO, Michael Macht, announced plans to produce an all-electric sports car. He recently reiterated that sentiment in the German magazine Welt am Sonntag. Macht says the company is working "intensively" on an EV, but that it will take time for such a model to make it to market, "with a

Porsche Presenting New Generation Cayenne S Hybrid in Geneva

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Porsche will present the brand-new generation of the Cayenne Sports Utility at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, including the world debut of the Cayenne S Hybrid with its parallel full hybrid drive. As an example, with its combination of materials for optimum weight as well as changes in the overall concept of the vehicle such as the Cayenne’s new active and extra-light all-wheel drive, weight is down on the Cayenne S by 180 kg (400 lb).

Volkswagen Group’s MQB plug-in hybrid powertrain; foundation for Golf GTE, A3 e-tron, and more

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The first two mainstream plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from the Volkswagen Group—e.g., While the electric motor and battery pack are the same size as spec’d for the A3 e-tron and the Golf GTE, the combustion engine (VB) is at a lower power rating. HEM80 electric motor.

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CAM/PwC name Volkswagen Group most innovative global automotive company, Mercedes-Benz most innovative brand

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Volkswagen impressed us with an enormous range of innovations in all technological fields and with several highly innovative brands in the Group. ”. Along with hybrid models from Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, the Group also offers a number of natural gas powered models.

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. The company, which began deliveries of the Fisker Karma luxury four-door extended range electric sedan in December 2011, also said that it has delivered 1,000 vehicles to customers in the US and Europe. In the Netherlands, the Karma ranked second in volume to the Porsche Panamera in the segment for four-door luxury sedans (of all powertrain types) in the January-April, 2012 period.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In At present, PHEV technology alone is equipped to improve the current electric grid.

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