Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid in Detroit

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid in Detroit

Robert Llewellyn recently had the opportunity to drive for the very first time a Porsche: the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.

General impressions seems to be positive, however high available power makes it difficult to drive economically. It's easy to forget this is a green machine.

The 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery is sufficient for ~20 miles in EV mode, but to get full performance the Audi-based 3.0-liter gas engine turns on.

In the first five months of 2014, 370 of Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid were sold in the U.S.

"At over £88,000 the Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid is the most expensive production car I've ever driven on Fully Charged (including the Tesla Model S)

A plug in hybrid Porsche, nice."