Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Sales Surge To Over 1,500 Worldwide

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 14

Panamera S E-Hybrid

Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Live in Detroit

According to Porsche, more than 1,500 Panamera S E-Hybrids were sold globally from January 2014 through the end of August 2014.

1,500 units is a respectable number, given that during that time frame, Porsche sold only 16,700 Panameras around the world in total.

Simple math shows us that ~9% of total Panamera sales are of the plug-in hybrid version.

In the U.S. the Panamera starts at $78,100 (base Panamera) and tops out at $200,500 (Panamera Turbo S Executive), so the plug-in hybrid at $96,100 is closer to the bottom end of the pricing scale.

Porsche adds that Panamera S E-Hybrid sales represent 1.3% of all Porsches sold worldwide from January through the end of August.  Not bad, right?

 

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14 responses to "Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Sales Surge To Over 1,500 Worldwide"

  1. Mike says:

    Hmmm. So that’s where some Prius sales are going.

  2. JRMW says:

    I’ll admit I was surprised at how well the Porsche Hybrid is doing. More choices = better IMO.

    As technology improves, my hope is that eventually these PHEVs will get 100-150 miles AER for when you’re just commuting… making them effective BEVs. as people become more comfortable with them they’ll slowly just switch to 300-500 mile AER BEVs.

    1. Assaf says:

      At present this one’s AER seems to be only 15 miles… that’s a long way to go to 3 digits ;(

      1. pjwood says:

        …but enough to be a gateway experience to EV mode serenity. From there, Porsche increases AER, or loses some customers.

        “Rats, the engine came on.” We know the feeling. Porsche’s ICE is useless in urban traffic. And no Cayenne/Panamera owners hit the track.

  3. Spec9 says:

    Building plug-in sports cars is cynical but smart. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve blown past Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, BMW Ms and other expensive sports cars that are stuck in traffic while I cruise past them all at high speed in my crappy EV.

    1. Anon says:

      I predict these folks will regret their Porsche Purchases, once Model X is finally revealed…

      Speaking of, when in the sam-hill is Tesla going to show the latest Alpha / Beta Version??? I can’t stand the wait!!!

      1. pete g says:

        7.1 billion people on earth. 1 assembly plant making Teslas. I think it’s going to be a while before we see the model X.

      2. Mikael says:

        I highly doubt that people buying a Porsche Panamera would cross shop it with a bubbly family CUV.

        The Model X will be sold in any numbers Tesla are able to produce but it won’t take any sales from the Prsche Panamera S-E hybrid, that’s for sure.

      3. Josh says:

        If we were talking about a Cayenne, it might agree. But the Model S and the Panamera plug-in are really the closest competitors in that segment right now. Those two could easily be cross shopped.

        I would guess that Porsche picks up the sales from their brand loyal owners and from non-early adopters that aren’t ready to jump in with both feet yet. This is a great option for people shopping in this segment.

  4. tom911 says:

    The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid is shown in Paris next week, 10.8 kWh battery. I’d take this over the )will-it-ever-be-released) Model X and those silly X wing doors any day at ba ase MSRP of 76.4K

    http://green.autoblog.com/2014/09/25/76400-porsche-s-e-hybrid-debut-paris/

    1. pete g says:

      10.8kw what is that 20 miles all electric range not bad. Of course any other Porsche would be rated by 1/4 mile time

  5. Mike says:

    Stopping oil funded extremists, we need everyone’s help.

  6. Mr. M says:

    I thought they make more. Hadn’t Porsche expected sales of 15-20% of the whole Panameras? Or was is 10-15%? Still the lower end. But better than nothing!!!

  7. EV says:

    how could anyone choose this over a tesla