Porsche Hybrid Electric Cars Are In The United States. Finally!!

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Source: Porsche

The Cayenne S Hybrid is a parallel hybrid, 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 engine and an electric motor that provides 380 horsepower and 0–60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

On the parallel full hybrid, the electric motor is connected directly into the drivetrain which is a very smart way to go. The electric motor can make the vehicle act like an electric vehicle in residential areas and performance—for faster acceleration when hauling.

Bottom line, without drive power needed from the engine and electric motor, the gasoline engine is automatically disengaged from the drivetrain and shuts off: The Cayenne S Hybrid continues to “coast” along. Engine drag and the associated deceleration effect are eliminated, and efficiency is increased.

Source: Porsche

The new Cayenne S Hybrid is a parallel full hybrid.  It’s got a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 engine and an electric motor provide a total output of 380 horsepower and maximum torque of 428 lb.-ft. This means in 0–60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

The V6 engine’s use of a supercharger ensures high levels of torque, even at low engine speeds. 325 lb.-ft. of torque is available between 3000 and 5250 rpm, enabling a low-rev, economic driving style while offering exceptional reserves of power. At 288 volts, with a maximum output of 47 horsepower, the extremely compact and highly efficient electric motor also acts as a starter motor and alternator.

On the parallel full hybrid, the electric motor is integrated directly into the drivetrain. Under moderate acceleration, the electric motor can power the vehicle independently using electricity alone, for driving quietly through residential areas, for example. In addition, it can be used to boost performance—for faster acceleration, particularly when pulling away.

Bottom line, without drive power needed from the engine and electric motor, the gasoline engine is automatically disengaged from the drivetrain and shuts off: The Cayenne S Hybrid continues to“coast” along. Engine drag and the associated deceleration effect are eliminated, and efficiency is increased.

The “e-power” function expands the range in which the vehicle can be run solely on electric power. The throttle map is adapted so that the combustion engine is engaged later than when in “Normal” mode, depending on performance requirements. This function is activated via a button on the center console.

The hybrid system in the new Cayenne S Hybrid features a high-voltage nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery consisting of 240 cells. It provides the electric motor with the energy required for the vehicle to drive short distances solely on electric power.

The Car Saves Money Also By Having A Smaller Engine and Better Design. 

That equals fuel economy in the long run.  The new Cayenne is up to 408 pounds lighter, depending on the model. This was achieved through new weight-saving developments and materials, new production technologies, advanced functionalities and concept modifications. By using lighter materials, for example, we cut the weight of the tailgate in half. New materials are also a feature of the axle construction, with steel being replaced where possible by lightweight alternatives such as aluminum and plastic.