Porsche 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 around $106,500.