Jonny Smith checked out the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid in one of the latest episodes of Fully Charged.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid sales in U.S. - May 2018

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid sales in U.S. - May 2018

Porsche vehicles are usually considered drivers' cars, and that is the case of Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. It's not as quick as the Tesla Model S, but it isn't either slow either and the level of comfort is way above Tesla. Especially the seats, which are noted as being excellent. Porsche fit and finish was compared to that of a Bentley.

The rear seats (with center console for stuff) makes it perfect for executives that employ drivers. In other words, it could be an executives car, not only a drivers car.

There are not many complaints tied to the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, aside from maybe the location of the charging inlet. Overall, it's a sports car that can be relaxing and enjoyable as a grand tourer.

Quick specs:

  • all-wheel drive with 340 kW (462 hp) and 700 Nm system output. Electric motor peak power stands at 100 kW and 400 Nm, while 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine (243 kW/330 hp/450 Nm) is combined with eight-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission
  • 50 km (31 miles) of NEDC all-electric range – or about 26 km/16 miles in EPA,
  • combined fuel consumption 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 56 g/km; energy consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km)
  • 14.1 kWh battery (up 50% from 9.4 kWh)
  • top speed 278 km/h (173 mph)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds
  • 5.8 h charging at 3.6 kW or 3.6 h at 7.2 kW on-board charger