2011 Porsche Panamera V6
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Automotive News reports Porsche is hard at work on a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera. According to unnamed sources, the vehicle is likely to begin production in 2014 and will be destined for the U.S. market. The move is part of a larger plug-in offensive from Volkswagen. VW owns 49.9 percent of Porsche and plans to debut electrified versions of its Audi Q7 and A3 as well as the European Passat. Those vehicles will reportedly trickle to market between 2014 and 2015. An all-electric Golf is also due in 2013.

Volkswagen has already made it clear the company believes the future of green driving lies in diesels and plug-in hybrids, saying the latter combines the best elements of electric propulsion and internal combustion without the compromises of a hybrid. So, why introduce plug-ins in the automaker's luxury brands? Volkswagen claims high-end buyers are more likely to take long trips, and thus need the range-extending capability of an internal combustion engine as well. Us? We think it's easier for well-heeled buyers to absorb the technology's cost premium in their already higher MSRPs.


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      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This needs to a 4s or a Turbo S plugin-hybrid so it won't have some wimpy turbocharged 3.0 V6!
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche should just sell you a slick box to screw to your wall and call it a "advanced battery conditioner". So when you get home you plug your super car into it's "advanced battery conditioner" - instead of calling it a "plug-in hybrid". That way it will not seem like a wimpy thing, it will make it a car-dude thing.
      Ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why make a plug-in version of this all?
      ten sixtysix
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I'm going with electric, why would I pay the Porsche premium without the Porsche engine?
      Big Squid
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd be more interested in the location of the portal to the parallel universe where this thing would actually find customers willing to pay for it.