Porsche News

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne

    After more than three years, Porsche has taken the wraps off its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. It's one of several models in a totally redesigned version of its controversial but profitable crossover. But if any brand should have a hybrid, it's Porsche. The world's very first hybrid is widely acknowledged to be the Lohner-Porsche of 1902, created by 27-year-old engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who founded Porsche AG after the Second World War. Lighter, more efficient The Porsche hybrid will be unveiled as part of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne range at next...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
    2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid: First Official Details

    Last week, Volkswagen unveiled the all-new 2011 Touareg sport utility vehicle, including its first-ever hybrid-electric powertrain. It has new and crisper styling that updates what had become a somewhat outmoded SUV. Volkswagen sold about half a million of the first-generation Touareg, launched in...

  • 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...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots
    Porsche Says No to Hybrid Versions of 911, Boxster, and Cayman

    Porsche, the name that is legend in racing and performance vehicles has been questioned about recent decisions.  Enthusiasts feel that the company should not have considered an SUV or a 4 door vehicle as they simply do not symbolize the brand.  Porsche responded by stating the economics and...

  • RUF Stormster EV
    RUF Reveals Electrified Stormster Based on Porsche Cayenne SUV

    One-off vehicles by specialty automakers are essential to the automotive marketplace.  Many of these vehicles are displayed annually at the SEMA show.  The vehicles highlight future products and even outline the direction of the industry as a whole.  RUF Automobile GmbH is a specialty automaker...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

  • Ecolo Green Car Wash - very dirty Scion xD

    It's Friday, so it's time to dig deep into the GreenCarReports.com random roundup box. Today we have just one item, and it comes with an intriguing question: Could you wash your car with just a single glass of water? That's the premise of a new product called Ecolo Green Car Wash, from a company in Newport Beach, California. Its website claims that 800 million gallons of water a day are used to wash cars, an amount that could provide 10 billion glasses of fresh water. Washing your car at home takes an average of 100 gallons of water, says Ecolo, assuming a nozzle-free hose at 10 gallons a...

  • Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
    2011 Volkswagen Touareg To Include Hybrid, Launch in January

    The completely redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Touareg sport utility vehicle, which will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this January, will include a hybrid model in the range from the start. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will be Volkswagen's first hybrid electric vehicle, and it will go on...

  • Porsche Cayenne Hybrid logo
    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...

  • Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
    Preview: 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

    Our editor Marty Padgett is spending the day with Volkswagen, driving new models, learning about advanced technologies, and quizzing executives. Here's his preview of VW's upcoming Touareg Hybrid sport utility vehicle. Volkswagen will launch a hybrid electric model of its Touareg sport utility...

  • EV 1957 Porsche 356 Replica
    VIDEO: Electric 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica

    Sure, Porsche is planning an electric vehicle, but it won't be in showrooms for years, and it probably won't ever be as charming as this 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster. If a carbon neutral vintage Porsche replica turns you on, check out this eBay listing posted by Jack Rickard. Jack is an EV...

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    Porsche Boss Expects EV Model Within The Decade

    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...

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic

    The German automaker whose name is synonomous with "sports car" is planning an all-electric vehicle. This is no third party hack of an existing car either. 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. As to why Porsche doesn't already offer an EV, Macht said that current battery technology is not "sufficient to meet Porsche's strict requirements." "An electric sports car would therefore only make sense for Porsche if it offers performance and a cruising range similar to...

  • Steenstra Styletto
    Electric Supercar Alert: Steenstra Styletto Images Released

    Watch your back Tesla. There's a new electric supercar in the works and it's being developed right in your backyard. International car designer, Cornelis Steenstra just released the first images of his zero-emissions, 200-mph-plus, sports car which he hopes to put on the streets by early 2013...

  • 2007 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Concept
    2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid At Dealers Late Next Year

    Hell is freezing over pretty frequently these days, it seems. Porsche, once the pinnacle of piston-engined power, will launch its first hybrid late next year. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid sport-utility will get gas mileage of at least 26 miles per gallon (less than 9 litres per 100 km)...

  • 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...

  • Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
    2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Update

    Though we have previously reported on the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid in this article http://www.allcarselectric.com/blog/1018775_2010-porsche-cayenne-s-hybrid-one-fast-powerful-and-green-suv there are a few updates available at this point. The 2011 Cayenne Hybrid is still a long way from...

  • 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...

  • Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

    Porsche told the world it was planning a hybrid version of its Cayenne S SUV at the 2007 LA Auto Show. Since then, the automaker has made significant progress on the car. Test prototypes have been driven by journalists and a review was just published. Porsche expects the vehicle to hit dealer showrooms in late 2010. The car is unique because it is a very fast sporty SUV than uses an advanced parallel hybrid drivetrain. It uses a unique disengagement clutch that allows the car to coast at highway speed, eliminating regenerative drag. With this system in place the car can actually go up to 86...

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