THERE is a new addition to the new Porsche Cayenne range: the E-Hybrid.
The new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that offers blistering performance and low CO2 emissions.
The E-Hybrid’s 3.0-litre 340hp V6 engine works in conjunction with a 100kW/136hp electric motor to generate a combined power output of 462hp.
Which is good enough for 0 to 62mph in 5.0 seconds and a maximum speed of 157mph.
In zero emission battery mode, Porsche says the new E-Hybrid has a range of up to 27 miles. Just using the battery it can zap to 83mph.
What’s more there’s a thumping 700Nm of torque available just above idling speed.
Claimed fuel consumption on the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), ranges between 83.1-88.3 mpg depending on the tyre specification.
Meanwhile CO2 emissions for the new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid are 72–78g/km (again depending on tyre chosen). This puts the Cayenne PHEV in either company car tax band 16% or company car tax band 19%.
Which for directors of SMEs makes the new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid an attractive model as a company car.
Prices for the new Cayenne E-Hybrid are from £67,128. First customer deliveries will arrive in late May 2018.
Watch this video of the new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
What you need to know about the new Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
- 462hp power is up 7hp on previous model but performance of the electric engine is now over 43% higher at 100 kW (136 hp)
- Uses 918 Spyder ‘boost’ concept – which means electric motor is available in all driving modes. In the performance-focused Sport and Sport Plus modes, virtually all of the battery’s energy can be used for an F1 style performance boost.
- Battery charging time is 7.8 hours via a 230 volt 10 amp connection; or 2.3 hours using the optional 7.2kW kilowatt on-board charger and a 230 volt connection with 32 amps.
- Charging can be managed and monitored via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and also remotely using the Porsche Connect app.