The relief was palpable from Berlin to Munich when Germany – announced its latest GDP figures. After months of gloom, modest growth of 0.4pc in the first quarter was heralded as a sign Europe’s largest economy might weather the global slowdown better than most experts predict. For the first time in six months, Germany is
Automakers are focused on developing models, but ad spending surge is sure to follow Oil-rich Texas is an unlikely spot for an electric vehicle demand surge. But John Luciano, general manager of a Volkswagen dealership in Amarillo, says his customers are juiced about EVs, suggesting the market might finally emerge from niche status nationally. “If
The German carmaker Porsche says it will stop making diesel cars, and concentrate on petrol, electric and hybrid engines instead. It follows a 2015 scandal in which its parent company, Volkswagen, admitted it had cheated emissions tests for diesel engines. Diesel cars over a certain age have been banned in parts of some German cities
Porsche changes its mind on electric vehicles, plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years
It wasn’t long ago that Porsche claimed all-electric powertrains didn’t offer enough performance to reach the level that their customers expect from the premium German brand. As their work on their first all-electric vehicle progresses, they are now changing their view on the technology and CEO Oliver Blume now says that he expects half of Porsche’s
Power meets electrifying excitement. See how the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid perfectly embodies this.
Porsche has tweaked its parallel hybrid drivetrain for this second-generation Panamera E-Hybrid, adding plug-in battery recharging that enables much more credible distances to be covered on electric-only propulsion while maintaining impressive performance. The Panamera S E-Hybrid is at its most effective when left to its own devices in Hybrid mode to optimise its power sources
A Cayenne hybrid of heightened economy potential, and quite attractively priced given its complexity and capabilities What is it? Porsche is keen to sell us plug-in hybrids. It now makes three, although one is rather unaffordable, it being the £652,849 918 Spyder. The other two are the Panamera and the new Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid, which
Refueling the new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid really is a child’s play. Cayenne S E-Hybrid 3.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 79 g/km; Combined electricity consumption 20.8 kWh/100 km.