Porsche Increases Plug-In Hybrid Sales In U.S.

2 years ago by Mark Kane 5

Porsche plug-in electric car sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche plug-in electric car sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche Missan E Concept

Porsche Missan E Concept

Porsche is on a mission to bring a groundbreaking all-electric car to the market and even employees agreed on the pay cuts to make it reality.

However, in the meantime, the German brand is offering only plug-in hybrids … performance hybrids:

  • Panamera S E-Hybrid
  • Cayenne S E-Hybrid
  • 918 Spyder

In the U.S., combined sales of those three models have increased every year so far. So too has their share in overall Porsche sales, which in 2015 stood at 3.3%.

Porsche’s PHEV sales saw growth every month in 2015:

Porsche plug-in electric car sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche plug-in electric car sales in U.S. – December 2015

Through the end of 2015, there were nearly 2,900 plug-in hybrid Porsches sold in U.S.:

Porsche plug-in electric car sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche plug-in electric car sales in U.S. – December 2015

The first model – Panamera S E-Hybrid – didn’t do well after its initial year when Porsche introduced internal competition in the form of Cayenne PHEV; it seems if you are interested in a plug, you are even more interested in a SUV with a plug.

Both cars aren’t in the same class, but the timing fits to make this assumption.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid sales in U.S. – December 2015

The plug-in hybrid Cayenne recently exceeded 10% of all Cayenne sales:

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche 918 Spyder is fading away as the limited and sold-out production winds down, but 299 were sold so far in the U.S.:

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder sales in U.S. – December 2015

Porsche 918 Spyder sales in U.S. – December 2015

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5 responses to "Porsche Increases Plug-In Hybrid Sales In U.S."

  1. ffbj says:

    Not to be a putz, too late, isn’t is the Mission E? Admittedly it looks Japanese and with our mash up culture Mission + Nissan = Missan E. Wash Rinse Delete.

  2. Robb Stark says:

    “it seems if you are interested in a plug, you are even more interested in a SUV with a plug.”

    More likely Model S is eating Panamera PHEV’s lunch.

    Up until now there has been no Model X to take Cayenne PHEV’s sales.

    You can walk into a Porsche dealer and drive off with a Cayenne PHEV today. If you want a Model X, realistically it will take 9 months if you order today.

    So Model X effect on Cayenne PHEV wont be truly felt til 2017 but I do expect Cayenne PHEV sales to be down at least 10% in the USA in 2016.

  3. pk says:

    The 918 chart is no longer useful since production finished last June and U.S. orders were less than 300 of those 918 made.

  4. walter says:

    If you want a electric panamera, look at this website http://www.kreiselelectric.com/projekte/electric-porsche-panamera/

  5. evcarnut says:

    This is a Make shift “ICE Conversion”
    …Better 0ff buying the real thing,A proven model S…