Marc Carter

Porsche Announces Plans to Launch the First Production Plug-in Hybrid SUV

by , 08/01/14

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Porsche recently unveiled the updated 2015 Cayenne SUV, which will be the first plug-in hybrid SUV on the market when it arrives this fall. Tesla and BMW are also working on electrified SUVs, but Porsche looks set to beat them to the market with the arrival of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. A powerful lithium-ion traction battery with an energy capacity of 10.8 kWh allows the vehicle to drive in fully electric mode at speeds up to 78 mph.

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The Cayenne S E-Hybrid looks almost identical to the standard Cayenne, but under the hood it is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and an electric motor that generate a total 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. It can reach reach zero to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and it has a top speed of 151 mph.

Related: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Debuts as Porsche’s First Plug-In Hybrid

Porsche does say that the Cayenne S E-Hybrid can travel in full electric mode, but the automaker has not announced how far it can travel. The hybrid system is the same system used by the Panamera S E-Hybrid, which can travel up to 15 miles in EV mode, so it’s expected that the Cayenne will have a similar range.

The 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid is scheduled to arrive in showrooms this November with a starting price set at $76,400.

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4 Comments

  1. Shannon Grohs August 12, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I own a outlander PHEV cost $60k i don\\\’t think a porsche will cost that. Porsche is a little late to the party and tesla is making a 100% elec SUV there in there own group. don\\\’t think this Porsche with a 3.0Lt motor is going to be great on savings unless you owned there older versions of cayenne suv. i think there missed the mark and point. in 5 years i\\\’ll upgrade to a model X if there out by then.

  2. captain ticktock August 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm
  3. dshinskey August 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    and it is probably close to half the price of this one.

  4. dshinskey August 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    The Mitsubishi Outlander plug in hybrid is the first plug in SUV not this one.

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