If anyone expected Porsche may be one of many types leading the cost on plug-in hybrids back when Chevrolet released the Volt in 2010-just as Porsche was debuting its first-ever production hybrid with the Cayenne-that person must be dealing futures on Wall Street. By changing this SUV with this 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in, Porsche now has three plug-ins, more than some other car maker. Clearly, among those three is a 918 Spyder, which isn’t exactly mainstream production. However.
To have the Cayenne to plug-in status, Porsche generally grafted within the Panamera E-Hybrid’s high-voltage battery, electric motor, and power electronics, upping a lithium-ion battery ability to 10.8 kWh in the sedan’s 9.4. Normally, the powertrain is identical, from the Audi-sourced supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 for the Aisin eight-speed automatic. Torque is sent to any or all 4 tires with a limited-slip center differential with a rear-biased (58-percent) torque submitting.
The residual vehicle is identical to the recently revamped Cayenne, with a few exceptions. The 282-pound battery, containing of 104 individual cells, consumes the space normally reserved for an extra tire. Compared to other Cayennes, the $77,395 E-Hybrid provides two extra switches in its center device. Selecting “E-Charge” prioritizes replacing the used up battery so future electric driving is feasible. This improves energy consumption by about 20 percent, in line with Porsche. In “E-Power” mode, though, the Cayenne moves exclusively around the single electric motor at speeds up to 78 mph. This ability is mostly targeted at European markets, when it enables users to prevent congestion fees in certain cities. Americans can use this silent-running option to slip through to friends or, at minimum, valets.
Every time the Cayenne gets going, it’s in E-Power function by default, assuming there's adequate juice inside the electric. Porsche claims that charging with a 240-volt hookup takes about three-and-a-half hours with all the regular 3.6-kW charger; an optional 7.2-kW unit can reduce that to 90 minutes if you have access to a high-voltage feed.
Driving in a city causes it to be tough to desire more power than the electric engine produces. Maximum velocity with all of 416 gas-and-electric horses need to returning a zero-to-60-mph sprint effectively under 6 seconds, and a quarter-mile will complete within above 14 ticks, as stated by Porsche. No too bad for any two-and-a-half ton ute.
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