Porsche improves Cayenne Hybrid driving range in Europe
Porsche has updated its Cayenne PHEV model to the latest spec, giving it larger batteries to enable longer all-electric trips.
Specifically, the Cayenne traction battery size has grown from 14.1 to 17.9 kilowatt-hours. This enables the new E-Hybrid spec to cover up to 48 kilometers (30 miles) with its gas engine shut down, according to the current WLTP City test method. The outdated NEDC method gives an even more flattering estimate: 56 kilometers (35 miles). The range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid lags a bit behind with 42 and 53 kilometers (26 and 33 miles), respectively. Old NEDC ratings for both cars were 44 and 43 km (27.3 and 26.7 miles), respectively.
With range numbers like these, both Cayenne trims are now eligible for an extra “E” letter on their license plates, which denotes good all-electric driving capacity (40 km / 25 miles or greater). The “E” badge ensures lower tax rates for corporate vehicles and brings along a number of other benefits in Germany.
The engine output stays unchanged. The E-Hybrid still gets up to 462 PS (456 hp / 340 kW) out of its electrified three-liter V6, and the Turbo S E-Hybrid hits the road with up to 680 PS (671 hp / 500 kW) along with 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.
In an earlier news, the 2021 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid debuted several days ago with a minor power boost from 680 to 700 PS (690 hp / 515 kW).
Editor Andrew Raspopov