Future Hybrid Cars: the 2013 Edition

Future Hybrid Cars: the 2013 Edition

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

New for 2014 is the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the brand’s first production plug-in hybrid. While a hybrid version of the Panamera S was available in 2013 the new E-Hybrid will expand upon the first gen vehicle’s technology and has a bigger 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery which provides juice to the electric drivetrain. The new electric system features almost double the power of the old hybrid, making 95 hp instead of just 47.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid also uses a potent 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which helps the four-door Porsche to rocket to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, and reach a top-speed of 167 mph. The extra torque of the electric motor is also available on demand, when you need an extra boost when passing a slowpoke on the highway. Porsche expects the new plug-in to get more than 20 miles of pure electric driving range, and mpg numbers are expected closer to the official launch of the new car. Porsche already has a price in mind for the Panamera S E-Hybrid, starting at $99,000 before taxes and destination.

  • JayR

    Pretty useless lineup of cars for the vast majority of us. There were a couple of interest, but for the most part . . . not.

  • I agree. The new Elio 3 wheel is going into production next year. 50mpg city 85 hwy with an inline 3cyl 1liter making 70hp gas motor priced at $6800. 0-60 9.5sec speed over 100mph. That’s the way I’ll go!