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