Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid “Possibly” Next Porsche PHEV

MAY 28 2015 BY MARK KANE 4

Porsche Boxster E

Porsche Boxster E

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche already introduced three plug-in hybrid models and it seems that an additional two are coming soon (Macan and 911):

  • Panamera S E-Hybrid
  • Cayenne S E-Hybrid
  • 918 Spyder
  • Macan┬áplug-in hybrid (within 1-2 year)
  • 911 plug-in hybrid

911 is of course a new proposition put forth by CEO Matthias Mueller.

A formal decision will be made this year. Implementation then will take some time.

Relatively good sales of plug-in Porsches encourages the company to electrify its whole lineup, according to Mueller:

“Why not? That is a technique which we at Porsche are very familiar with, so we can suppose that we could have plug-ins all over the model range, not only to save fuel but also to boost the performance of these cars.”

“We are firmly convinced that the plug-in technology is the solution for the nearer future.”

“The 911 will “possibly” be the next one, Mueller said, as Porsche leaders are “negotiating about that.”

Sadly, there is still no word on introducing any all-electric model. Porsche Boxster E was the only modern project with a few prototypes several years ago with a too small 29 kWh battery from A123 Systems.

Source: Automotive News

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4 Comments on "Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid “Possibly” Next Porsche PHEV"

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mr. M

Nice, they unterstand now…

Mike I

Now, the question is will they do an E-AWD system like Tesla and BMW, or will they follow the other Porsche/Audi/VW AWD models and continue to use a spinning shaft between the axles? Personally, I think E-AWD is the “right” way to do it. So far, Q7 eTron and X5 Plug-In do it the “wrong” way. Model S D, i8, Outlander and XC90 have done it the “right” way.

ModernMarvelFan

“Porsche/Audi/VW AWD models and continue to use a spinning shaft between the axles?”

I guess you missed how 918 Spyder is done…

pjwood1

Mueller’s wording is tortured. The mags practically established the latest C4S as the best non-GT track 911 to have. Making a poor man’s 918 out of it is their next task.

What’s funny is that a plug is starting to be a status symbol. That it does nothing relative to the economics of this car, or very little for the net substitution of gas, doesn’t matter. They won’t ruin a 911’s wonderfully awful weight distribution with 20kwh of battery. So, things point one direction.