Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

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Porshe Panamera Hybrid

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The resultRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » is a significant improvement in driveline efficiency and solid gains in performance, together with a big reduction in fuelHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » consumption and CO2 emissionsDemand for electric cars is charging up. Read more ... ». The best of both worlds, or so Porsche would have you believe.

It is not all rosy, though. The changes to the driveline bring an additional 115kg in kerbweight over the old Panamera Hybrid, bumping it upThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... » to a hefty 2095kg – 325kg more than the entry-level Panamera.

The headline figures for the Panamera S E-Hybrid are its claimed combined cyclePhinergy's Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles. Read more ... » average of 91.1mpg and CO2 emissions of just 71g/km. According to Porsche’s claims, it can also dispatch 62mph from standstill in 5My future "next car" :Plug-In Hybrid Model(s) To Join Next Audi A4 Range. Read more ... ».5sec, 124mph from standstill in 19Best of British: UK company makes electric car range breakthrough. Read more ... ».0sec, 50mph to 75mph in 3Land Rover reveals EV-hybrid concepts. Read more ... ».4sec and a reach a top speedGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » of 168mph flat out.

A further drawcard is its ability to run on electric powerRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » alone for distances well in excess of its predecessor thanks to the new battery, which boasts a greatly improved energy densityResearchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, "The Holy Grail" For Battery. Read more ... » and capacityRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » that is increased over five fold at 9Spilling all Beans on Toyota Prius 15EV miles Plug-in Hybrid for 2013 model. Read more ... ».4kWh. The figure varies with the topography of the road; official claims based on the controversial EuropeanEU: Parliament backs law to cut car CO2 emissions. Read more ... » testEU: Parliament backs law to cut car CO2 emissions. Read more ... » cycle procedure for hybrid powered cars puts it at 22BMW i3 EV to Offer 50 Percent More Range for 2017. Read more ... ».4Too good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » milesPhinergy's Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles. Read more ... », although Porsche engineers suggest the real worldWhy electric cars better catch on. Read more ... » rangeElectric Car: Tesla releases European pricing for Model S EV saloon. Read more ... » is actually between 11Finally. "New battery to boost BMW i3 range" ...where do i sign. Read more ... ».2Mercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » and 22.4 miles. By comparisonLondon: EVMeerkat does the BMW i8 Test Drive.. Read more ... », the old Panamera S Hybrid was claimed to offerDemand for electric cars is charging up. Read more ... » just 1Porsche starts development of electric sports car and Tesla rival Mission E. Read more ... ».2 miles. Top speed in electric modePlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... » is an impressive 84mph.

The rechargingHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » time for the battery, meanwhile, is put at four hours on a 240 volts system and two hours on a 400 voltPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » high chargeDemand for electric cars is charging up. Read more ... » system.

Power is provided, in part, from an AudiVolkswagen To Roll Out More Electric and Plug-In Cars By 2020. Read more ... »-sourced supercharged 3.0-litre V6 direct injection petrol engineElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » that delivers 328bhp and 324lb ft of torque. It is mated with a brushless electric motor that produces 94bhp and 228lb ft of torque. Combined, the two power sources provide the Panamera S E-Hybrid with 410bhp at 5500rpm and 435lb ft of torque on a band of revs between 1250 and 4000rpm. DriveMitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging. Read more ... » is sent through a standard eight speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels.

Underneath, Porsche has tweaked the suspension of the Panamera in a bid to provide improved levels of low speed comfort. Larger chassis mounts are incorporated up front for added rigidity, the flow of oil within the adaptive dampers has been improved for added response and the software2013 Ford C-Max Energi: New EV+ Feature 'Learns' Regular Routes. Read more ... » for the air springs has been recalibrated. The big liftback also receives a new range of alloy wheels, which useTesla Model 3: Everything we know about the 'electric car of the people'. Read more ... » so-called flow forming construction to lower weight and a reduction in unsprung masses.

What is it like?
As complex as the Panamera S E-Hybrid’s driveline may appear – and, make no mistake, it is at the very cutting edge of automotive technologyDemand for electric cars is charging up. Read more ... » – the big four-seater is remarkably straight forward to drive. Which is exactly what Porsche says its customers demanded when they sat down with them to discuss what they expected of the world’s first plugPlugin Hybrids #EV electric range: V60 30miles vs Prius plugin 12miles vs DS5 6 miles. #green #electricCar. Read more ... »-in petrolelectric luxury carZipcar to bring 50 electric vehicles to London. Read more ... ».

Porsche has conceived its latest hybrid to offer four different drivingZipcar to bring 50 electric vehicles to London. Read more ... » modes: E-Power, Hybrid, E-Charge and Sport. The driverWhat is this Hybrid all about? Hands-on User Experience of Citroen DS5 - #green #hybrid #citroen. Read more ... » can override the system and choose to select a particular mode via buttons on the centreThe UK will get versions of the #Tesla #EV Model S from around mid-2013 @ ~ £45k. Read more ... » console, but the system is so intuitive it is better to leave it to its own devices for the best possible fuel savings.

The default mode is E-Power; as longHow Improved Batteries Will Make #ElectricCar Competitive: Grand Plan. Read more ... » as there is sufficient charge in the battery it will always use the electric motor to set off. Refinement levels in this mode are spectacular – every bit as impressive as a pure electric car, with only the sound of the tyresFormula E aims to spark interest in electric cars. Read more ... » rolling across the bitumen to spoil the silence.

Just how long it continues like this depends on how much charge is in the battery and how much throttle you use. In press-on driving or when electric energy levels run low it automatically switches out of E-Power mode into Hybrid mode.

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The E-charge mode allows the battery to be charged on the run, but it involves a firing of the petrol engine, which acts in part like a range extenderBMW i3 bigger battery spec, same physical size. 50% increase. Read more ... » by providing a small charge to the battery on top of the kinetic energy recuperated under braking and periods of trailing throttle.

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On the return leg, with the battery charge depleted and less favourable topography, the petrol engine was in continuous operation, providing an overall figure of nearly 86mpg at roughly the same speed.

They’re impressive figures. But in real worldTesla Model 3: Everything we know about the 'electric car of the people'. Read more ... » driving conditions it is a rather different story, with overall consumption that is close to the Panamera DieselPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... », which now returns a combined cycle figure of almost 45mpg.

The big advantage over the old Panamera S Hybrid is the scope provided by the on-board charger to top up the new lithium ion battery using mains power, say overnight or during working hours. This provides it with the ability to run in pure electric mode for extended periods – somethingElectric cars finally make sense… for most*. Read more ... » that makes the Panamera S E-Hybrid particularly well suited to everyday commuting.

Fortunately, there’s more to this latest Porsche modelElectric Car: Tesla releases European pricing for Model S EV saloon. Read more ... » than pure electric driving. Switching into Sport mode unleashes the full potential of the driveline, in which the petrol engine and electric motor combine to provide more than adequate levels of performance.

At 2095kg, there’s significant mass to shift. But with solid low end torque, thanks in part to the inherent properties of the electric motor, there is a goodSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » turn of speed out of the blocks and through the gears, as revealed by Porsche’s own performance claims. The Panamera S E-Hybrid undercuts the Panamera Diesel’s 0-62mph time by a full 1.3sec and 0-124mph time by a full 11.4sec. Part throttle cruising qualities, meanwhile, are hard to fault, with subdued engine noise, low levels of wind buffeting and excellent longitudinal stability.

The additional weight brought on by the hybrid system is only really noticeable on more challenging roads, where you find yourself backing off in corners where you’d still be pressing on in the more inherently sporting Panamera S. The brakes, however, are superb, with excellent feel and massive stopping power. The modifications to the suspension also help improve low-speed ride, bringing greater levels of comfort without any detriment to the way it absorbs irregularities at higher speeds.

Should I buySub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » one?
Up until now the S Hybrid has accounted for around five per cent of worldwide Panamera sales. With the introduction of the new S E-Hybrid, Porsche expects that numberHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » to at least double.

The new plug-in technology brings a much improved electric range and provides clear scope for added fuel savings in real world driving conditions.

The appeal of the new car will surely spread beyond early adopters to those who see the second generation hybrid systems as more than a mere gimmick. They won’t be disappointed.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

PriceTesla Model 3: Everything we know about the 'electric car of the people'. Read more ... » £88,967; 0-62mph 5.5sec; Top speed 168mph; Economy 91.1mpg; CO2 71g/km; Kerbweight 2095kg; Engine V6, direct injection, supercharged, petrol, 2995cc; Power 410bhp at 5500rpm; Torque 435lb ft from 1250-4000rpm; Gearbox 8Here's Everything We Know About Volkswagen's (Not So!) "First" Electric Car. Read more ... »-spd automatic

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