Porsche Panamera S 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 is eliminating its Panamera Hybrid, a model only on sale in the U.S. for 2012 and 2013, and replacing it entirely with the plug-in hybrid version. It will continue to sell the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, a conventional hybrid version of its luxury sport-utility vehicle, for 2014. But the Panamera S...
Do Tesla Model S And Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Compete?
In less than a year, the Tesla Model S has created a new category of car: the electric luxury sport sedan. But with impending launches by two experienced, prestigious German luxury brands, will Tesla find the Model S facing new competition among wealthy buyers who like plugging in to drive? We just...John Voelcker
Porsche Panamera Diesel: The High-MPG Porsche You Can't Have
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...John Voelcker
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...John Voelcker
Green Car Roundup: Production Cars At 2011 Geneva Motor Show
This year's Geneva Motor Show was absolutely crammed with concept cars. But amidst all the outrageous styling and one-of-a-kind features, several important production cars showed up as well. Not all of them were called production cars, mind you. Toyota, Ford, and Audi all showed off new models...John Voelcker
Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Coming Next Year
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran