Porsche Commits To Hybrid 911

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 5

Porsche Commits To Hybrid 911

Porsche Commits To Hybrid 911

In recent months, Porsche has stepped up its commitment to future plug-in vehicles, including the 911.

This quote comes to us from back at the 2016 NAIAS from 911 engineering boss Dr. Erhard Mossle stated:

“We are, of course, working on different solutions and we’re also working on an all-electric car.”

“And of course, we are discussing plug-in solutions for the 911, but there are a lot of things to solve with packaging in the car and other things to solve. It will maybe be in the next generation, yes.”

“When we see the 911 we see the plug-in hybrid as a performance car – it will always be for performance.”

“918 Spider was a good example and our race car is a good example – it’s the most sophisticated race car. So we are at the front when it comes to any systems like this.”

Now, Porsche has taken to Twitter to announce that a hybrid 911 is a sure thing. Porsche doesn’t specifically mention that it’ll be a plug-in, but we know from experience that there’s really no easy way to achieve the performance Porsche desires in a conventional hybrid setup – especially in the face of all the high performance, plug-in competition now coming to market.

So, look for a plug-in hybrid 911 to come to market within the next few years.

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5 responses to "Porsche Commits To Hybrid 911"

  1. ffbj says:

    The handwriting is on the wall.
    Electrify or Die!

  2. pjwood1 says:

    Right. So, the question is by how much do they grow a hybrid’s ~1kwh battery? Do they go with 7kwh ‘usable’, like the 918, or maybe a little more? The problem is the same for others, where not enough kwh to replace gas, or to provide decent electric power, gets shoved in. Hence, why even the plug? Why have a track car with a performance envelope that changes soon after rolling down the pit lane, a couple laps latter when full hybrid?

    Why? For compliance. Porsche should leave the 911 an over-sized hybrid, with no plug, and let Mission E’s street performance make up for the compliance deficit of not delivering a 911 PHEV.

    Two cents.

  3. meh says:

    They need this to tamper their fleet’s CO2 emissions. Especially when you think about NEDC.

    For instance the plug-in Mercedes S500e gets 65/g CO2 per km in NEDC, that is 2.6 liters per 100 km (90 mpg). Where in reality people get 9 l/100 km (26 mpg).

    Don’t know about EPA though.

  4. niklas says:

    battery pack in the centre tunnel with an electric front axle. packaging solved, 4wd solved.

  5. Trollnonymous says:

    A conventional Hybrid is so passé…