17048
Porsche Decides on Plug-in Hybrid 911
Economy, Auto

Porsche Decides on Plug-in Hybrid 911

Porsche has announced it is deliberating whether it will give its most iconic model, a 911 plug-in hybrid treatment before the end of the year, CEO Matthias Mueller said in a recent interview with Automotive News.
It would be feasible for Porsche to offer a plug-in version of everything it makes, he said.
The 911 could “possibly” be the next production Porsche plug-in hybrid, although a final decision hasn’t been made yet, Mueller said.
His comments echo remarks made by Porsche sales and marketing executive Bernhard Maier back in January. He said the company was “investigating” the idea of a 911 hybrid, but also stressed that the model hasn’t been green lighted.
Porsche officials are convinced that plug-in hybrids offer the best balance between performance and increased fuel efficiency currently available. It’s apparently not bad for sales either; about 15 percent of Panameras sold in the US are S E-Hybrid plug-in models. However, making a plug-in version of the 911 would present its own challenges.
Larger luxury cars like the Panamera or Cayenne can better hide the increased weight of a battery pack, but that would be more apparent in a sports car like the 911.
Porsche Motorsports public relations manager Dave Engelman previously told Digital Trends that the company believes current battery technology won’t work with a sports car, saying that, “you can’t very well add 500 or 600 pounds of battery to the 911.”
Still, if Porsche does decide to take drastic measures to raise the 911’s fuel economy, a plug-in hybrid powertrain will probably be how it does that. Despite rumors to the contrary, Porsche has repeatedly said that it won’t build an electric car, owing to concerns about range and lack of available charging stations.

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/P3G1rO

You can also read ...

Iran, India Reinforce Economic Ties With Chabahar Deal
The development of the strategic Chabahar Port is becoming a...
Banks, Petrochems Dominate List of Iran’s Largest Companies
Iran’s Industrial Management Institute released on Sunday the...
3rd Turkish Border Gate With Iran to Operate 24/7
Turkey is working to keep a third border gate with Iran open...
The forex volatility had caused widespread concerns among the public and investors .
After weeks of wild rallying, the US dollar has lost its...
MPs Weigh FATF’s Impending Decision
As the 700 delegates from 203 jurisdictions of the Financial...
New US Probe May Dim Boeing Deal Prospects
An Iranian airline under sanctions by the US for ferrying...
Tehran Housing Construction Permits Rise in H1
The number of residential construction permits issued in...
Insurance E-Marketing Rules Notified
The Central Insurance of Iran has published rules to regulate...

Trending

Googleplus