Panamera S E-Hybrid

 

 

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Thrilling Contradictions.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a parallel plug-in hybrid. This means that it can be powered by the combustion engine alone, by the electric machine alone or by both units working together. In this way it is able to exploit the power generated by both propulsion units. It's a concept that's been proven since 2011. What's new is that the high-voltage battery is recharged in around 2.5 hours via direct connection to a 240V socket or, whilst driving, through the process of brake energy recovery known as recuperation, or via the combustion engine. Thanks to innovative lithium-ion technology, its capacity of 9.4 kWh means that it also stores much more energy.

The 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine generates 333 hp, the electric machine 95 hp. Combined, they deliver 416 hp to the road at 5500 rpm. With both drives working together, the new Panamera S E-Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

The operating range of the hybrid drive begins with emissions-free and quiet driving up to a top track speed of around 83 mph, and over a range of up to 15 miles as determined by EPA drive cycle testing. The combustion engine is fired automatically when necessary as determined by the operating startegy or actively in response to the driver depressing the accelerator pedal beyond a specially defined pressure point. The kick-down point, however, enables the maximum power output available from both propulsion units to be purposefully exploited as and when the driver chooses. In e-boost mode, the combustion engine provides assistance for the electric drive - providing a sporty shunt into the future. In coasting mode, the combustion engine is decoupled to allow the car to glide for some distance under its own momentum - thereby further reducing the fuel consumption.

The E-hybrid concept promises one thing above all: sporty performance with utmost efficiency. The workings of the combustion engine, electric machine adn high-voltage battery are synchronised by the electronic engine management. All processes run smoothly and harmoniously, leaving you to concentrate on what matters the most: driving.

Environmental Protection

Electromobility is the topic of the day. After all, we are all searching for answers to one of the greatest challenges of our time: how to conserve resources. How can we reduce energy requirements and CO2 emissions? Our answer is e-mobility. In other words, sustainable mobility. Our solution is the Panamera S E-Hybrid. Here, we substitute oil for regenerative electricity and combine high performance with excellent everyday practicality.

With hybrid technology, we are exploring new directions without losing sight of familiar ground: Porsche has managed to reduce fuel consumption across all current model ranges by a double-digit percentage compared with the respective previous model. This is made possible by an efficient drive concept, lightweight construction, optimized aerodynamics and low rolling resistance.

Vehicles manufactured by Porsche prove that even high-performance sports cars can achieve comparatively moderate exhaust emission values in their respective category. This high level of environmental responsibility is clearly demonstrated by our approach to environmental management at the Porsche Development Center in Weissach. Here, all technological developments are carried out with environmental protection in mind.

Lightweight Construction & Recycling

Intelligent lightweight construction has been integral to the Porsche identity since the very beginning. For both economical and ecological reasons. This forms the basis for low fuel consumption values in conjuction with outstanding performance.

It is economical thanks to the high proportion of aluminum, plastics and superhigh-strength sheet steel used. This is substantially more stable and lighter than conventional steel. It is also more ecological because all the materials used are meticulously selected. We use only innovative and environmentally friendly components. All lightweight materials are easily recyclable and each material is labeled to facilitate its separation for recycling. The reduction in the number of plastic variants helps to ensure more efficient recycling. Recycled plastics are used where they meet our exacting technical requirements. As a result, the Panamera models are around 95% recyclable.