Porsche Working on Panamera Plug in Hybrid for 2014

Porsche Working on Panamera Plug in Hybrid for 2014

German auto producer Porsche Panamera spoke out recently about their new plug in hybrid set to debut in North American in 2014. Currently, Porsche has the petrol-electric hybrid on the market along with the Cayenne Hybrid. Sources confirm that they have their finger on the pulse of tomorrow’s vehicle trends, as plug in hybrids are expected to be the next big thing in the automotive world. This is especially exciting news as gas prices climb to astronomical heights.

Rudolf Krebs, the go-to man for information pertaining to Volkswagen’s electric vehicle development, reported at a recent Geneva motor show his belief that plug in hybrids are indeed the wave of the future, and that soon they will replace the standard variety hybrid.

Volkswagen owns roughly fifty percent of Porsche’s auto business. All stand to profit from their growing expertise in the field of hybrid development.

Europeans can expect to see a hybrid SUV within the next two to three years, as the Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Passat are due to be released, all with plug in capabilities.

Meanwhile, Toyota is developing a plug in Prius hybrid that will debut later in 2012. Insiders are excited by its fuel consumption figures (2.2L) and its overall range (roughly 700 kilometers). Toyota is actually at the forefront of hybrid sales, having sold an estimated 3 million across the world. Europe, meanwhile, remains fixated on diesel rather than the power and fuel saving abilities hybrids offer, so Toyota has undergone some difficulties within that particular market.

Car manufacturers are looking to expand into the U.S. market because of requirements from CAFE that will increase fuel economy for all vehicle makers in the years to come. Because plug in hybrids do not require traditional fuel, traveling instead simply on electrical power, they will help to balance fuel prices that have grown to monstrous proportions in recent weeks.

The majority of hybrids sold in the United States today are not equipped with plug in capabilities. Instead, they run via battery power that is only able to charge if the engine is running and the vehicle is moving. One advantage that the standard hybrid plug in sports is that owners will be able to connect battery packs at home or at a charging station, which will allow them to drive far more miles than their non-plug in cousins.

This is not the first time that a sports car manufacturer has turned to a greener option. Last year, Porsche presented the Panamera S Hybrid with an asking price of ninety-five thousand dollars. A variety of this particular car exists that runs on diesel fuel at just over thirty-five miles per gallon.

The Panamera, a four door sports sedan, has proven exceedingly popular overseas and, according to insiders, the new plug in hybrid may soon make it to U.S. shores. How will car aficionados react? Will it be able to compete with popular brands like Masarati and Aston? Rumors are that the Panamera can outperform both cars at a cheaper price. No matter the cost, its plug in capabilities may ensure that it’s a stronger seller after all.

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