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Bentley to add additional electrified model

Bentley, the luxury automaker, has announced plans to expand their electrified lineup with an additional plug-in model. At present, Bentley offers a plug-in option for its Bentayga vehicle. The Bentayga PHEV employs a 3L turbo V6 in combination with an electric motor. Car Scoops speculates Bentley’s new PHEV will utilize a version of the Bentayga powertrain, which is actually a…

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Hybrid powertrain planned for Porsche’s Macan

Porsche is set to debut its updated Macan model at the Paris Auto Show. The model, the first major remodel in four years, has received significant feature upgrades in a bid to compete with Jaguar’s F-Pace. Along with new features, Porsche has updated the vehicle’s turbocharged engines with more advanced versions. Though the initial reveal is not expected to include…

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Porsche levels up with 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid

Porsche’s 2019 Cayenne E-hybrid packs additional technology, allowing it to push ahead in value compared to the conventional Cayenne S, according to Green Car Reports. The hybrid employs a 3L turbocharged V-6 in combination with a 14.1kwh lithium-ion battery, powering up to 27 miles of all electric range. The model has a total system output of 455 horsepower and 516…

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More SUV hybrids available than ever before

SUVs have always been a popular choice among consumers, and with new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electric SUVs reaching the market, consumers have more choices than ever before. Front-runners in the hybrid category include the Lexus RX 450H AWD and Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Electric models include the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-PACE. For more hybrid SUV options,…

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Porsche doubles electrification spending

Porsche is doubling down on its shift to greener models. The company has announced it will invest more than $7.45 billion USD on its electrification strategy. A significant portion of the investment will go toward the all-electric Porsche Mission E, expected to have a range of 311 miles in Europe. Porsche’s investment push was strongly influenced by the its hybrid…

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2023 to see a hybrid Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche’s CEO Oliver Blume confirmed the news in December: Porsche is set to release a hybrid version of its well-known 911 Turbo. The hybrid, to hit the market around 2023, will likely feature a 10.8kWh battery, capable of 40 all electric miles per charge. The plug-in 911 Turbo is still in the rumor phase, but Automobile Magazine has the details.…

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USA Today: Scads of new electric, hybrid offerings on the way

Noting that “gas prices are low, but interest in alternate energy and fuel efficient vehicles remains high,” USA Today recently showcased nearly a dozen new electric and hybrid vehicles on the market. The featured cars include the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius Prime, 2017 Toyota Highlander, and 2016 Volvo S90. The article notes that interest…

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Champion driver takes Porsche 919 Hybrid on a spin through London

A world champion race car driver took Porsche’s new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid on a spin through the streets of London to showcase how the company is translating its race-winning hybrid technology from the track to the roads. The Panamera E-Hybrid combines a twin-turbocharged, 326bhp V6 with a 134bhp electric motor and is capable of going from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. It…

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