Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid Has Performance and Efficiency
Nov 06, 2013 11:40
The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid engineers put together a supercharged V6 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain building a hybrid that is both high performance and efficient.
The car’s three driving modes—electric, hybrid, and recharge—give drivers the flexibility they need to floor down on a highway and switch to electric for short distance driving.
The car is powered by a 9.4 kilowatt hour battery with 95hp delivering its full 229 feet pound of torque the instant the driver hits the throttle. The battery will run for 22 miles before dipping below a 15 percent charge at which point the gas engine kicks in. The combination of the engines will enable the car to go from 0-100 in 5.2 seconds.
When the driver activates the E-Charge mode, the 333-horsepower V6 engine engages and turns the electric motor, acting as a generator.
Personally, I prefer winter over summer. I’m much better at handling the cold than I am at handling the heat. But let’s face it: the same doesn’t really go for a lot of people, and it certainly doesn’t go for most machinery. Cars, for example, are much better at handling those summer months than they are the icy winter ones. Read more