Porsche shows the world of being always on-the-go with their innovation. For this, they have included another top-notch road marvel through the 2015 model of Cayenne S E-Hybrid. With a power combination of V6 engine, AC electric motor and 10.8 kWh of battery, plug-in or no plug-in Cayenne pushes limits not only in miles but in terms of automobile revolution.
Direction and future… the very words by Porsche when E-Mobility was conceived. Since the brand has produced numerous sports cars and has been highly respected on their field, we must know that drive and direction is always in Porsche’s blood (or should we say, ‘fuel?’).
With the innovation of E-mobility, Porsche brings the world the education of minimizing petroleum consumption, and maximizing its potential at the same time. The E-mobility feature replaces the oil with renewable electricity; hence, diminishing its consumption. If you’re someone concerned with the environment, it’s good for you to know that CO2 emissions are also reduced as well as the car’s overall energy utilization.
By pressing the E-Charge button, located just beside the E-Power button, it enables the Cayenne S’s engine running to maximize the recharge and keeps the generator running continuously. Thanks to the 10.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the consumption of fuel is diminished by 20%. After that, the midsize SUV goes into the ordinary hybrid mode.
This is a Porsche so it only has room for improved performance. With the combined system of the V6 and AC electric motor, the horse power goes up by 36, bringing 416hp available. It also has the popular 8-speed automatic gearbox with the option of manual shifting. For more information, just check out Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s specs here:
- Engine : (1) Supercharged and intercooled 3.0L V6 + permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor + 10.8 kWh lithium ion battery pack
- Transmission : 8-speed automatic with manual shifting modes
- Drivetrain : AWD
- Power : (V6) 333hp, (AC) 95hp, (combined) 416hp
- Torque : (V6) 325 lb.-ft., (AC) 229 lb-ft,(combined) 435 lb.-ft
- Mileage : (city)47 MPGe; (highway) 22 MPG
- Price : starting at $77,395 to $96,810 (as tested)