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Porsche: Going hybrid in every model

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche has revealed to offer a hybrid option for every model.

All future Porsche models will be available with hybrid-electric drive, according to the German sports car maker. Speaking at Porsche’s Panamera Hybrid technology workshop, Daniel Semmer said a new hybrid module – which combines an electric motor and clutches in one unit – had been designed by Porsche to fit into all its future cars, including the 911 range.

The move is part of new philosophy to dramatically reduce fuel consumption when driving at everyday speeds. Porsche engineers say their ‘new parameter’ for fuel saving is reducing the ‘revolutions per kilometre’ of the engine. In the first phase, exemplified by the new plug-in Panamera, reducing the number of engines revs per kilometre travelled involves conventional stop/start, coasting, coasting with the engine off, and running as a plug in hybrid.