Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Sales to Hit 10,000?

Panamera Plug-In Hybrid Sales to Hit 10,000?

See-Through Image of Panamera Plug-In Hybrid

See-Through Image of Panamera Plug-In Hybrid

The $99,000 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, a plug-in vehicle, will sell in volume, says Porsche.

But not Tesla Model S volume.

Porsche execs expect Panamera S E-Hybrid sales to hit around 10,000 units in the vehicle's lifecycle (typically 5 to 6 years).

The plug-in version of the Panamera is predicted to account for roughly 10% of all Panamera sales, which is way up compared to the 5% or so that the previous Panamera hybrid (not a plug in) accounted for.

Porsche expects the US to be the biggest market for the plug-in version of the Panamera.

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

This expected uptick in sales is claimed to be due to the plug-ins far superior gas mileage and much improved powertrain.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid cranks out a total of 416 horsepower, with the electric motor providing 95 of those horses.

Electricity is stored in a 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is claimed to provide the Panamera S E-Hybrid with 20 miles of electric-only range (NEDC test cycle).

The Panamera S E-hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds

The 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid will be available starting in “late in 2013.”  The plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid starts at $99,000, which is only $6,000 or so above the price of the Panamera S (non-hybrid, non-plug-in).

Source: Automotive News Europe