Up to 80 km of EV range to make future Porsche plug-ins viable alternatives to EVs
Let’s face it. Most plug-in hybrid owners don’t buy their cars to travel long distances in all-electric mode. Plug-in hybrid power units reduce emissions, especially when they’d otherwise be idling their engines in a busy traffic jam, and they allow silent cruising around parking lots, but generally they’re designed to increase EV capability over a regular hybrid, which both reduces emissions and aids fuel economy.
This said, Porsche Cayenne and Panamera plug-in hybrid customers also benefit from dramatically increased performance, which can’t be overlooked in the ultra-premium class they compete in.
Still, more EV range would no doubt be welcome, which is why Porsche will be extending their E-Hybrid models’ all-electric range from about 30 km between charges to an impressive 80 km for 2024, which will make them some of the most capable PHEVs on the planet, and thus credible alternatives to fully electric vehicles like Porsche’s own Taycan.
Upcoming 911 hybrid should also benefit from extended EV range
Of course, a plug-in hybrid also gives owners much more flexibility when it comes to traveling, being that they’re not tethered to charging stations. So therefore, a plug-in hybrid is seen by many car buyers as the ultimate bridge to going fully electric, with the extra range Porsche is promising making these models much more appealing.
As noted in a recent Porsche Centre Vancouver news story, a hybrid-powered Porsche 911 will be making its debut in 2025, and no doubt will benefit from the same extended EV range of 80 km. The 911’s hybrid technology is pulled from Porsche’s motorsport division and its 919 hypercar, so this model may become Porsche’s ultimate road tripper.
Taycan is profitable thanks to 42,000 units sold in 2021
With global Taycan sales soaring to 42,000 units last year, making the car profitable according to Porsche Chief Financial Officer Lutz Meschke, plus a new Macan EV arriving in 2024, which uses the same Porsche- and Audi-designed PPE architecture underpinning the Taycan and E-Tron GT, not to mention the recently announced 718 Cayman and Boxster sports cars that will be going all-electric by 2025 (see previous story), all of which utilize 800-volt fast-charging capability, Porsche is certainly on the right sustainability track.
Likewise, Porsche Centre Vancouver can help you get on track with a new Taycan electric or a plug-in E-Hybrid version of the Cayenne or Panamera. In fact, we even have
certified pre-owned Panamera and Cayenne E-Hybrid available immediately, plus pre-owned Taycans, 911s, 718s, and Macans, of course.
To learn more, check out our inventory here on the Porsche Centre Vancouver website, or simply give us a call at (604) 736-7911. You’re always welcome to visit us in person too. Just drop by our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, and we’ll be happy to show you what we have in store.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Photo credits: Porsche