Porsche Panamera News

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2017 Geneva auto show

    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 range-topping sedan that is also a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The hybrids have been positioned in the middle of the range before. The top car now is an E-Hybrid,” Lawrence said. DON'T MISS: Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan The...

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    Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

    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...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

    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...

  • Kreisel Electric Porsche Panamera
    Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

    A small Austrian company founded by three brothers has gotten the attention of major carmakers.

  • Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London
    How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

    Porsche sent a 919 Hybrid race car into London traffic to promote its Panamera 4 E-Hybrid luxury sedan.

  • 2017 Porsche Panamera
    2017 Porsche Panamera shows just how complex saving fuel has gotten

    The 2017 Porsche Panamera adopts many fuel-saving measures, but what are the results?

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

    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. We strongly suspect that very few people who've driven a Tesla Model S will view the Panamera E-Hybrid as a competitor. DON'T MISS: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: First Drive (Jul 2013) Instead, it operates almost entirely as a a very good but very expensive hybrid luxury sedan--and the sports-car maker's first plug-in hybrid vehicle. It's since been...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
    2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Plug-In To Replace Hybrid

    Contrary to published reports, no plug-in Porsches were sold in the U.S. last month. Whether the first one is handed over late this month or early next month--we'll know by Friday, January 3--the company is taking an unusual step with its 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. The German prestige maker...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera first drive
    2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: First Drive

    Porsche isn't the first name in hybrids, or even in green cars. But the company is leveraging its depth of engineering knowledge to move forward in the field rather quicker than a small company should. Examples of this include the 918 Spyder supercar and the new 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid. The 918's...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
    2014 Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid To Join Renewed Lineup

    You couldn't accuse Porsche of being predictable. After years of making endless rear-engined sports cars, the last decade or so has seen SUVs, diesels and hybrids all join the Porsche lineup. With the 918 Spyder supercar, plug-in hybrid will also appear. But plug-in technology will reach further...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid live photos
    52 MPG At 70 MPH? No, Not In A Prius--In A Porsche Panamera

    Steady-speed highway cruising doesn't actually take that much energy compared to accelerating up to, say, 70 mph in the first place. The really hard part is getting consistently high gas mileage in all driving conditions--which is why the 50-mpg Toyota Prius hybrid is still a remarkable vehicle...

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    Fuel-Saving Mazda i-Stop Stalled In U.S. Because Of EPA Tests

    Over several years, Mazda's i-Stop engine start-stop feature has helped owners in other markets to save on their fuel budget—and it's helped commuters in some of the most traffic-clogged areas be a little greener.

  • Porsche Panamera Diesel

    Introduced for 2010, the Porsche Panamera horrified purists but lured buyers all over the world. It was Porsche's first-ever four-door sedan, built in part for the burgeoning Chinese market, and its humpbacked styling is ... well, let's just say ... polarizing. Now Porsche has unveiled the most fuel-efficient Panamera yet, a clean diesel version that achieves a remarkable 37.3 mpg on the European cycle when fitted with low-rolling-resistance tires (and about 36 mpg without them). It also comes with a standard start-stop function, to switch off the engine while the car is stopped. (Note that...

  • Experimental Lucas hybrid-electric car, developed in the 1980s
    eBay Find: 1982 Lucas-Reliant Hybrid British Concept Car

    The history of the auto industry is littered with the carcasses of the cars and companies that didn't make it. Modern hybrid-electric vehicles were first commercialized by Toyota, with its 1997 Prius (sold in the U.S. starting in 2000). But many concepts, development vehicles, one-offs, and other...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid: 2011 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    We first saw it at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show but this time it’s making its North American debut, where else but at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show. We’re talking about, of course, the 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, which was put up on display next to a new high-performance...

  • Porsche's re-created 1900 Semper Vivus hybrid drives across the floor at media event, April 2011
    2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid With 111-Year-Old Ancestor (VIDEO)

    Did you hear? Last night, Porsche showed a series hybrid vehicle (analagous to the Chevy Volt) with a radically different design from any of its latest line of hybrids. Its pair of 1.7-liter single-cylinder engines powers a generator that flows electric power to a pair of front wheel motors, each...

  • 1900 Porsche Semper Vivus full hybrid recreated
    Porsche Recreates The Original Hybrid Car, 111 Years Later

    The name Porsche has traditionally been associated with fast, rear-engine sports cars, and more recently with fast heavy SUVs and fast heavy four-door luxury sedans. But it all goes back to pioneering engineer Ferdinand Porsche. He also designed the prototype for what became the Volkswagen Beetle...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
    2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

    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...

  • Porsche Panamera S

    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 version of its Boxster sports car next year and eventually plans to release a production version. That’s already quite a tally for a company focused on building sports car but Porsche has even more electrified vehicle plans up its sleeve. The sports...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
    Porsche 911 Hybrid Test Car Uses Flywheel To Store Energy

    Pretty much every manufacturer is now at least experimenting with hybrid cars. The bulk of them use a high-voltage battery pack to store and deliver energy to supplement a gasoline engine. But in its experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid test car, Porsche has taken a different tack toward energy...

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    Hide the Children! Porsche Goes Green And Hybrid, Purists Blanch

    Europeans have been slow to the game with hybrids, having bet most of their green strategy on highly efficient clean diesels. But they are increasingly hedging their bets, learning to work with electric motors and battery packs. In the sports-car world, aside from startups Fisker and Tesla, no...

  • Porsche Panamera Unveiling
    Porsche Panamera Unveiled, Hybrid Version to Follow

    Porsche has finally unveiled its much talked about four door sports car the Panamera.  The Panamera made its public debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 20th. The vehicle on display is not a hybrid, not an electric vehicle and is still burning that gasoline to get down the road, so why should...

  • 2010 Porsche Panamera
    Porsche Panamera Sedan Hybrid Expected in 2011

    In a striking move, Porsche has made a four door car.  Porsche, synonymous with performance and 2 door coupes, will be releasing the 4 door Porsche Panamera in 2010. Porsche, releasing a four door does not make news for a web site devoted to electric vehicles.  However, just when you thought...

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