What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now

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The top 2018 Porsche Panamera that money can buy now comes with a plug. That’s according to Porsche Cars North America’s Chief Operating Officer Joe Lawrence, who said as much to Green Car Reports last week during the 2017 New York auto show. “I think what we have with the (2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid) is a. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

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Porsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. Over the past few years, Porsche has launched three plug-in models, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan, Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV, and the now-defunct 918 Spyder supercar. And it seems Porsche. Plug-In Hybrids California plug-in cars

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Porsche Mission E electric car concept design video

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The Porsche Mission E that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't just another concept car. It previews a production electric car Porsche plans to launch before the end of the decade. DON'T MISS: 2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP. Videos plug-in cars Porsche Mission E

2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP Electric Sport Sedan Concept Targets Tesla

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Perhaps no German prestige carmaker was more rattled than Porsche by the sudden appearance of electric-car startup Tesla Motors. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars youtube Porsche Mission E

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2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

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The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. It''s rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn''t achieve that in cold and snowy upstate New York "springtime" weather. Plug-In Hybrids Driven plug-in cars We strongly suspect that very few people who''ve driven a Tesla Model S will view the Panamera E-Hybrid as.

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Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

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Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large Panamera sedan and the Cayenne and Macan SUVs are not only some of Porsche's more popular models, but fund its development of the fabled 911 rear-engine sport coupe and the Boxster. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission E

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

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Until quite recently, luxury SUVs and plugging in didn’t really go together. Yet with the introduction of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the upcoming 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e, and soon the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid, this corner of the market has entirely changed. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars luxury suvs

Koenigsegg Regera Supercar: A New Configuration For Plug-In Hybrids?

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But that’s changed in very pronounced ways the past several years, as the fastest supercars in the world--from McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche--have all adopted some form of hybrid technology that helps with acceleration and performance. Supercars Auto Show Green Koenigsegg Koenigsegg Regera Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Hybrid powertrains used to always tag vehicles as optimized for fuel efficiency.

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercars Recalled For Fan Wiring

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Porsche is recalling every 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar to fix potentially faulty radiator-fan wiring. The carmaker says the wiring harness for the radiator fans in these vehicles may have been damaged by a carbon-fiber component. Porsche dealers will inspect the wiring harnesses--and replace them, if necessary--free of charge. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Concepts Preview Shared Platform For Porsche, Audi Premium EVs?

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And there are some strong hints in the Porsche Mission E concept car from the Frankfurt. Plug-In Hybrids EVs concepts Porsche EVTo 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.

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). mph) in 4.6 Porsche Mission E.

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Porsche reveals plug-in hybrid sports car

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Three years on from its introduction at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche has finally introduced its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sports car (pictured). Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Porsche

Plug-In Porsche 911 Proven By Patent Drawings? Not Quite

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Hardcore Porsche enthusiasts are a picky bunch. The 1970s 914 sports car is not a real Porsche, according to them. Nor the Boxster, which saved the company in the 1990s. Or the Cayenne, and--God forbid--its diesel and hybrid variants, which have propped up Porsche''s balance sheets for the past decade. No, to some Porsche Nor was the 924.

Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

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Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission E electric-car concept that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show last year is scheduled to enter production by the end of the decade. Porsche also previously offered the. plug-in cars

Porsche Electric Sport Sedan To Target Tesla In 2018, Fuel-Cell Version To Follow?

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Porsche has already built three plug-in hybrids, but the German carmaker hasn't yet shown much enthusiasm for pure electric cars. Various rumors of different all-electric Porsche models have been shot down by executives in public comments. Yet this may turn out to be a case of Porsche protesting too much. RELATED: New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door. hydrogen Future Cars plug-in cars

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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. The 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. Future Cars plug-in cars Porsche Pajun

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

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The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in production or nearly there--with many more on the way. In a few years, at least some members of this group will likely offer plug-in hybrid options for virtually every model. Green Germany Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

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In the plug-in hybrid game, you move forward or get left behind. When the hybrid maker is Porsche, that applies to power as well as efficiency. The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the replacement for the previous Panamera S E-Hybrid, and it gets more power, performance, and efficiency in a brand-new vehicle. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Porsche product manager trash-talks Tesla over Ludicrous mode performance

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Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are each planning long-range electric cars aimed at combating the American upstart. And if it wasn't clear that the upcoming Porsche Mission E sedan will target the. Performance Tesla Motors plug-in cars Porsche Mission EAfter several years of dismissing the Silicon Valley carmaker, established German luxury carmakers now seem to be taking Tesla Motors seriously.

Porsche 918 Spyder: Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car Photo Gallery

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What do the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Toyota Prius all have in common? Specifically, the Porsche and its supercar cousins are plug-in hybrids, and with Porsche''s offering just Apart from four wheels and an engine, not a lot, you might be thinking. But there''s something else that connects the four--they''re all hybrids.

Volkswagen Microbus EV To Use 800V CCS Charging From Porsche?

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plug-in cars Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Porsche Mission EVolkswagen has already received a lot of attention for the driving range claimed for its Budd-e all-electric van concept at CES—373 miles on a charge, based on the new European driving cycle, or an anticipated 233 miles by U.S. EPA standards. That’s close to the driving range offered by the Tesla Model X and Model S—and getting.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Driven

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In recent years, we''ve seen it used on SUVs and large luxury sedans too. One such supercar is Porsche''s 918 Spyder, driven by Motor Authority. Hybrid technology is no longer the preserve of fuel-sipping family cars. And more recently still, the latest breed of supercars has driven down the hybrid route. From the outside, it''s instantly

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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. Its record lap time of 6:57 minutes can in part be attributed to the additional power provided by two electric motors.

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Porsche 918 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Ends Production After 918 Units

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For an automobile with such a small production run, the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar has spent quite a long time in the public eye. After several years of development, it took Porsche 21 months to. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsMore than five years after it was unveiled as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, production of the 918 has finally run its course.

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

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The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since then it has been joined by the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, and coming up are the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, and others. Green Plug-In Hybrids Seven-seater SUV Third-Row Seats plug-in cars

Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid qualifies for electric car grant

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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has approved its most expensive car yet to qualify for its Plug-in Car Grants. The world’s first plug-in hybrid from an established car brand in the executi[.]. Hybrid cars Porsche

Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors. Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars.

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New Tesla Model, Elio Three-Wheeler, Plug-In Hybrid Porsche: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Why did winter hurt the performance of one Porsche we drove? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Week In Reverse

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Porsche introducing new Panamera 4 E-hybrid PHEV at Paris Show

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Porsche will unveil the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid with controlled all-wheel drive and an electric range of 50 kilometers (31 miles) at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The plug-in hybrid will be the fourth model in the Panamera line. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche Electric Cars To Target Tesla Model S (Plug-In Hybrids Too)

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This was the year when it became obvious that upstart electric-car maker Tesla Motors has startled and worried all of the German luxury-car companies. And now that they''re taking the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan seriously--as well as the expected arrival next year of the much-delayed Model X crossover utility vehicle--Audi, BMW

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

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The new generation of the Cayenne will enter the market later this year in five versions: Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and—in a world premiere—the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment.

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How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

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Among the many reasons that carmakers get involved in racing is the value of motorsports as a promotional tool. It's considered a good way to burnish a brand's image, even if the cars being raced have little in common with the ones people can actually buy. This week, Porsche provided a very entertaining example of how this can be done. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars 24 Hours of Le Mans Panamera S e-Hybrid

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Porsche spent €2.2B on R&D in 2016; PHEVs, Mission E BEV, digitalization

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In FY 2016, Porsche spent €2.2 billion) on R&D to prepare for mobility of the future with an emphasis on plug-in hybrid vehicles; the battery-electric Mission E vehicle; and overall digital transformation. Digitalization is more than an investment in the latest technologies. In the medium-term, we want to generate a double-digit percentage of sales through digital services. By the end of 2016, Porsche’s workforce had grown by 13% to 27,612 employees.

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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

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. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Fast Charging Audi Q6 Porsche Mission E

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Volkswagen chief endorses plug-in hybrid cars

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One of the most important figures in the motoring world, Professor Dr Martin Winterkorn, the chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen, has offered his backing to plug-in hybrid vehicles.

2017 Porsche Panamera shows just how complex saving fuel has gotten

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The 2017 Porsche Panamera was hardly designed to be a "green" car. While it will likely continue to be offered with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, the large four-door luxury sedan prioritizes performance and luxury over outright efficiency. But that doesn't mean Porsche has ignored fuel economy completely. DON'T MISS: Confirmed: Porsche.

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Which electric car excites you the most? Our poll results

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When we started daily publication in 2009, our most popular articles were about hybrid cars. Now, our readers' highest enthusiasm is reserved for plug-in electric. plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E PollsThis site covers all manner of vehicles, mostly for personal transport, with a focus on energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and advanced technologies to do so.

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

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It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for gasoline. lithium-ion battery pack Israel research plug-in cars

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Porsche hybrid proves itself with test drives

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How do you prove that a vehicle can live up to the hype: you put it through a series of test drives during an international press event, and certainly the Porsche Panamera SE Hybrid (pictured) has silenced the doubters with its'' performances in Germany.