Porsche News

  • Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

    A design study for the second version of the Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan broke cover Tuesday at the Geneva auto show. The closely guarded concept car is effectively a shooting brake version of the low-slung Mission E sedan that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt show and will go on sale by 2020. Paralleling the Gran Turismo version of the Porsche Panamera sedan, the Mission E Cross Turismo concept has "good prospects for series production," according to the presentation. DON'T MISS: Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast "Turbo Charging" That's about as close as you...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
    Porsche kills off its diesels, because customers no longer want them

    Of the three brands caught up in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal in the U.S., Porsche was by far the least affected. It had sold only one diesel model, a version of its Cayenne performance SUV fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel developed by its VW Group sibling Audi. Regulators approved...

  • Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]
    What electric-car charging will satisfy a mass market? Twitter poll results

    One of the obvious challenges of even the latest electric cars is that you can't drive them coast-to-coast as quickly as you can gasoline cars. It's far from impossible to do such a trip—especially if you own a Tesla and can use the company's DC fast-charging Supercharger network—but it...

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    Porsche Mission E electric sedan buyers want, expect fast "Turbo Charging"

    Possibly no German carmaker was more shocked by the emergence of the Tesla Model S in 2012 than Porsche. Each of Porsche's models was a top performer in its segment for power, handling, and features, and sold at highly profitable prices. Then came the Tesla Model S, a five-seat hatchback sedan that...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum

    Though generally mum on details, Porsche has been trickling out tidbits on its forthcoming MIssion E electric sedan since it first unveiled the concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche let slip another detail in late December. It had already revealed a claimed 200-mile recharge within 15...

  • Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

    With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    Its customers and employees know, but the rest of the world may not quite have realized that Porsche will soon sell six separate plug-in hybrid models. They span three different vehicles—the Porsche Panamera large sedan, the Panamera Sport Turismo shooting brake, and the Cayenne sport utility vehicle—and a pair of powertrains for each. In addition to the standard E-Hybrid system now paired with all-wheel drive, a more powerful Turbo S E-Hybrid model producing 680 horsepower will top the range for each. DON'T MISS: Porsche will thrive, remain profitable when sports car are...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car
    Porsche will thrive, remain profitable when sports car are electric: CFO

    Luxury and sports car maker Porsche isn't concerned with the sweeping changes vehicle electrification will bring. In fact, the brand believes it will maintain its steady profit and 15-percent operating margin into the future, despite the major investments in electric and plug-in cars it plans to...

  • Ionity multi-brand European charging network
    BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

    A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for electric-car travel. When it's finished in 2020, Ionity will include 400 charging stations across multiple countries...

  • 2015 Audi Q7 TDI
    Regulators approve updates to some Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel SUVs

    State and federal environmental regulators announced Monday they had approved modifications to illegally polluting Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter Friday to VW announcing the...

  • 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition
    Electrified cars start down the pay-per-month road

    A few taps at a smartphone will soon cue up white-gloved same-day delivery of a shiny, new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid—if you happen to be in Atlanta. The Netflix of cars is finally here, although it's a bit more than than $11 you'll pay to binge watch "Entourage." MORE: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S...

  • Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

    While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them all—the production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E...

  • 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2017

    The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A considerable number of the pricey SUV models sold here have been the Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid variant: 1,316 out of 8,802 through August, for example. We put 300 miles on the plug-in hybrid Cayenne recently, and simply liked it better than competitors in the segment from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. DON'T MISS: What's the best Porsche Panamera? It's a plug-in hybrid now We should note that the current Cayenne is about...

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    Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

    Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. Now, it's completed a first step: at the brand's new branch office in Berlin-Adlershof, Porsche has installed a prototype...

  • 2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix
    Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

    The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To make that possible, both German teams will end their tenures in respected motorsport; Porsche will end its World Endurance...

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    Audi, Mercedes now updating European diesels for emissions; more to come?

    Both Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and Volkswagen Group have approved new plans to retrofit older diesel-powered vehicles with new software at no cost to owners. The largest number of such cars will be in Europe. The news comes amid the latest allegations surrounding German automakers and their...

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    EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

    As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September 2015 announcement by the EPA that VW Group engineers had admitted to deliberate cheating on U.S. emission tests of the company's...

  • Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
    Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

    Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it...

  • 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...

  • Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
    What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

    It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success...

  • Porsche Mission E concept electric car
    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...

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
    How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

    Some people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool lanes. That privilege is extended to hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars. DON'T MISS: Porsche...

  • 2017 BMW 740e xDrive
    BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

    More than a year ago, we spent a weekend with a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Rated at 14 miles of range, it never achieved anything near that number in winter weather. Now our colleague Kirk Bell has driven a 2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan that uses the same...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Which VW diesels can be fixed (updated), and which can't?

    More than 16 months after Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel vehicles was announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, some progress is finally being made in addressing the affected cars. Settlements are now in place for almost half a million VW and Audi models with...