How Porsche E-Performance is Pushing Hybrid Cars Forward

Lineup of Porsche's E-Performance Division

A Hybrid car is similar to an electric car however it does not get charged externally to the battery but works by using a combustion engine and regenerative braking. Hybrid cars have become more popular with people and businesses over the years, where different industries help business to thrive (meaning the automotive industry as one of these), and people using Hybrid cars helps to aid the environment.

The idea of Porsche E-Performance began with the E-Hybrid system. First available on the Panamera S E-Hybrid, and later spreading to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, it was Porsche’s take on what a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) should be.

Crucially, each model has to retain the Porsche DNA, that essence that makes it a Porsche to begin with. It has to remain a driver’s car. What the E-Hybrid system does is systematically enhance a Porsche. Faster acceleration. Greater fuel efficiency. Increased range. These are ways electric motors can make a Porsche better.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a proven success, with an estimated combined fuel economy of 76 mpg. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid follows in its wake as one of the first PHEVs in its segment and putting up an equally impressive 69 mpg combined mileage.

Concurrently, the 918 Spyder was conceived from the start as a pure performance PHEV. Engineered to perfection as a lightweight hybrid, Porsche asked pioneers to spark a new movement in supercar history, and those pioneers responded with the enthusiasm that can only be expected from Porsche fans. Only 918 of this exceptional model were built, and all 918 were sold in an instant.

The Mission E Concept is the Next Evolution of Porsche DNA

When it was revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, it was clear what the Mission E Concept represented: the future of Porsche.

More than the car itself, though, the ideas it brings to existing E-Performance models is exciting.

Longer range.

Rapid charging.

Expanded infrastructure.

Instant accessibility.

These are the concepts within our grasp, and some of them are already a reality.

Owning any E-Hybrid car gives you access to Porsche E-Performance Services, an app that lets you monitor your vehicle’s charge state, assess the range of your current charge, and plan out a charging schedule from your smartphone.

Other technology like induction charging – powering your car’s battery just by parking over a plate in your garage – is well on its way. In truth, the Mission E is well ahead of the game, but it’s only a matter of time before the world catches up.

At Porsche Auto Gallery Woodland Hills, our brand ambassadors are ready and waiting to answer your questions about Porsche E-Performance. You’ll find the 2016 Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 2016 Cayenne S E-Hybrid in our inventory and available for test drive today.

Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment at our dealership. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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