Porsche engineers managed to married a supercharged V6 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, to create the most efficient Eco super-sports car, the Panamera S E-Hybrid.
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There are three driving modes: the electric, hybrid and recharge.
This feature offers the flexibility to run down the highway and then flip to electric mode for short-range cruising.
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
“The Panamera S E-Hybrid is a parallel plug-in hybrid. This means that it can be powered by the combustion engine alone, by the electric machine alone or by both units working together. In this way, it is able to exploit the power generated by both propulsion units. It’s a concept that’s been proven since 2011. What’s new is that the high-voltage battery is recharged in around 2.5 hours via direct connection to an 240V socket or, whilst driving, through the process of brake energy recovery known as recuperation, or via the combustion engine. Thanks to innovative lithium-ion technology, its capacity of 9.4 kWh means that it also stores much more energy. ”
The 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine generates 333 hp, the electric machine 95 hp. Combined, they deliver 416 hp to the road at 5500 rpm.