Electric cars have incorporated a large portion of current market share when it comes to brand automobiles. More and more companies are switching on to hybrid or simply plug-in hybrid vehicles, including luxury speedsters like Porsche and Mercedes. After their 918 Spyder, it is time for 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to make a mark in this genre.
According to Porsche’s official sources, their latest venture with Cayenne into petrol and electric hybrids was planned long ago. Ever since they released a smaller Macan in that category, the company has been working on plug-in hybrids to provide stiff competition to Tesla automobiles.
2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Design Changes and Upgrades
2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is quite impressive when it comes to interior and exterior designing. As far as its design specs are concerned, here are a few features that might catch your attention:
- Dual zone climate control, with heated and powered seats and complete leather upholstery.
- Automatic head and tail lights with powered tailgate and 20-inch alloy wheels.
- Green chrome styling with renovated instrument gauge clusters and active safety systems.
- Multiple upgrade kits available in Sport and Sport Plus settings, with more control and proper handling upgrades.
2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid works well when it comes to performance specs, by combining its standard gasoline powertrain with an electric motor plug-in hybrid. Its power train consists of a 3.0 LITER supercharged V6 cylinder gasoline engine, coupled with a 70 kW electric motor.
This combined setup generates a very good power output – with a max 410 HP, as well as provides 435 lb-ft. of max torque. Acceleration in this hybrid setup has been capped off at 100 km per hour in just less than 5.9 seconds which is pretty swift for hybrid plug-ins.
This setup comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission module, as well as a 4WD (four-wheel drivetrain) configuration.
Electric Charging and Mileage
By combining a gasoline engine with a plug-in electric motor, the usual caveats of an electric car have been somewhat negated in 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. It comes with 9.4 kWh Lithium-ion batteries, which can be charged with a regular 10 A power point.
This process takes around 4 hours. To decrease the charging time, Porsche has also introduced a built-in 3 phase industrial outlet that effectively reduces the charging time to 2.6 hours only.
Mileage details for this setup are as follows:
- Official figures suggest that customers can get around 18 to 36 km of electric-only driving under combined drive train specs.
- For city drive, customers can get an average of 20 to 25 km of uptime in electric-only
- For fuel only use, its consumption figures stand at 3.4 LITERS per 100 km.
- CO2 emission figures are quite impressive as well, standing at 79 grammes per km.
Price and Release Date
2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is not available in US markets as of December 2016. Its widespread distribution is scheduled within mid-2017. Its price has been slated at a base MSRP of $140,800 with excluding additional on-road and dealer charges.