Report: Porsche working on more plug-in hybrid models

Porsche was once a huge opponent to alternative powertrains such as hybrid tech but that all changed with the 918 Spyder and various other hybrid models such as the plug-in Panamera E-Hybrid. And get this–Porsche is currently the only manufacturer in the industry to offer the most plug-in models with their new lineup, with the Cayenne plug-in hybrid sitting next to the Panamera.

And apparently, they’ve become so successful and high on demand, Porsche is planning on introducing more plug-in hybrid models, according to AutomotiveNews, who spoke with Porsche’s global sales and marketing chief, Bernhard Maier.

Maier however didn’t say what models could see the plug-in hybrid tech, but as of now, Porsche’s current setup doesn’t quite fit well into the compact design of the Macan and Porsche still doesn’t agree with crossing the image of fuel economy with pivotal cars like the Boxster, Cayman, and 911.

Nonetheless, Maier did disclose Porsche has plenty of ideas up their sleeves, it’s just a matter of getting them approved for production.

And while most of us would cringe at the idea of a hybrid Boxster, Cayman, or 911 (despite the fact performance AND fuel economy could improve from such models), there are still unannounced future models waiting to be revealed, such as the rumored midsize Panamera-mini-me, the Pajun, and an apparent mid-engined V8 supercar. They might end up with plug-in hybrid alternatives.

Source: AutomotiveNews


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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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