had announced its 2015 Cayenne line up in July this year but earlier
this month, at the Paris Motor Show they revealed their Porsche Cayenne S
E-Hybrid which is the latest addition to their vaunted Cayenne SUV
lineup. Porsche, as a responsible corporate citizen is focused on
reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.
The new car doesn’t
look different than the newly upgraded Cayenne range but it successfully
combines emissions-free electric motoring with the power and handling
of Porsche’s premium SUV. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is a parallel full
hybrid car which means that the gasoline engine and electric motor can
power the car independently or together.
The new Hybrid from the Porsche stable was introduced at the Paris Motor
Show by Porsche AG president and CEO Matthias Müller.
He pointed out
that the car features lithium-ion cells with a 75 ampere-hour capacity
which enables the car to run on electric power alone in a range of 18 to
36 km depending on driving style and topography. It is the perfect
option while driving in the city.
The car can achieve a top speed of 125
km per hour on electric power alone. The car boasts of a 333hp V6
engine paired with a 95hp electric motor.
The plug-in hybrid and its battery can be charged easily and quickly. If
you use an industrial power outlet then it can be charged fully within
two and half hours. Even through a standard outlet it requires less than
four hours for full charge. The engine in the new hybrid is much more
efficient than the earlier Cayenne engine. The fuel efficiency has more
than doubled from 12.2 km per liter to 29.4 km per liter.
It has brought
down the emissions level to 79 grams per km which qualifies it to be
part of the top “A” grade of the European environmental rating scheme.
The pricing of the new model has not been declared as yet but the
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is expected to sell for around €84,000 or