Porsche's Panamera e-Hybrid is worth the hype
Porsche's Panamera e-Hybrid is not only green, but it also brings on the grins with its sheer driveability
Published on Apr 12, 2014 2:08 PM
The main problem with electric cars is their generally limited performance and range, which can cause drivers to have palpitations and hypertension.
Hybrids overcome this, but their pure- electric mode is usually limited to very short jaunts at a crawling pace.
Plug-in hybrids, on the other hand, are a happy compromise between the two types of cars.
As the name implies, a plug-in hybrid's batteries can be recharged via an electric socket.
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PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID
Price: $518,088 without COE
Engine: 2,995cc supercharged 24-valve V6 plus 70kW electric motor
Transmission: Eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic with paddleshift
Power: 416bhp at 5,500rpm
Torque: 590Nm at 1,250-4,000rpm
0-100kmh: 5.5 seconds
Top speed: 270kmh
Fuel consumption: 3.1 litres/100km
Agent: Stuttgart Auto