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Porsche, with nod to hybrid and electric, drops diesel

Porsche, the luxury automaker, has announced it will move away from diesel vehicles in favor of growing its electrified lineup of vehicles. In a press release, Porsche’s CEO noted, “Porsche is not demonizing diesel… [but we] have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free.” Diesel sales have fallen throughout Europe in recent years as…

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Porsche to release two hybrid versions of its 911 car in 2019

Auto Express has confirmed that Porsche will release two hybrid versions of its 911 model in 2019. Both hybrid variants will be plug-ins, with the rumored battery expected to weigh-in at 550lbs. The more expensive hybrid variant will deliver 700hp generated by a twin-turbo version of Porsche’s traditional engine. The less expensive hybrid version will have a 0-60 time of…

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Porsche’s hybrid uses smart navigation to modify battery use

Porsche’s new Cayenne E-Hybrid uses a smart technology to calibrate battery usage to the route the driver takes. An e-Mobility engineer at Porsche notes, “The system checks your route to determine how much of it would benefit from greater electric-motor involvement… If the destination is in a large city, it will keep more of the battery charge for that.” The…

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Porsche’s 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid: an upgrade on the Cayenne S

Porsche’s new hybrid accelerates faster and has better fuel economy than its non-hybrid counterpart. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid offers an all-electric range of around 27 miles, but full fuel economy details are still to come. The hybrid contains a 335hp engine combined with an electric motor which pushes the total horsepower to 455, a modest gain on the non-hybrid…

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Luxury automakers look to hybrids for future sales

Luxury automakers are quickly moving towards hybrids as the next attractive option for their clientele. Lexus, Mercedes, and Porsche are only a few of the luxury makers increasing their hybrid offerings. BMW currently offers hybrid versions of three of its sedans. Cadillac’s PHEV, the CT6, brings additional options to the luxury market. Jason Kavanagh at Edmonds has the story. Read…

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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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