2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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Ferdinand Porsche actually conceptualised the idea of hybrid cars all the way back in 1900. 114 years later, the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is set to take centre stage as the 2 tonne 5 door grand tourer with the running costs of a supermini. Madness you say? Well read on…

This is the second attempt at a Porsche Panamera Hybrid, the first being a particularly underachieving affair. It had an ancient nickel battery which ran a weak electric motor that had an e-only driving range of about a mile. That’s feeble by anyone’s standards and practically makes the whole enterprise pointless. In direct contrast, the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is Porsche’s most efficient sportscar – a hybrid variation of the 2 tonne 5 door luxury grand tourer style saloon that emits just 71g/pk of CO2 and gives fuel returns of a staggering 91mpg. That makes this a very special car [...]

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