Porsche to Show off the 2015 Cayenne S E Hybrid at the Paris Auto Show
For anyone interested in getting an more environmentally friendly version of Porsche’s family SUV, the 2015 Cayenne S E Hybrid is set to debut at the Paris Auto Show later this year. While this car isn’t that much different than the current hybrid version of the Cayenne, it does come with some nice improvements that car owners will enjoy.
What it has to Offer
While very similar to the hybrid, the Cayenne S E Hybrid comes equipped with a powerful 10.8 Kwh battery that can be charged for all-electric driving. This pack is composed from powerful lithium-ion batteries, and is capable of moving the vehicle between 11 and 22 miles on a charge according to Porsche. Of course this is just an estimate, but it’s in the rough ballpark that you should expect from the vehicle.
This might not sound like a very long distance, but for some people 22 miles could cover their daily commute to and from work. Even if the electric motor doesn’t get you where you need to go you can enjoy improved mileage and rely on the gasoline-engine to finish the rest of the trip.
Not only does this SUV let you drive completely on electric power, it also adds a bit more power to the vehicle in general. The new electric motor used in this unit puts out 95 HP or 70 KW of power. This is a pretty decent increase from the 47 HP or 34 KW of power supplied by the engine in the hybrid. When paired with the 3.0 liter supercharged V6 you get a vehicle that has 416 HP overall and that can go from 0 to 60 in just 5.4 seconds.
In order to get your hands on one of these advanced hybrids you’ll have to hand over $76,400, plus a destination charge of 995. It’s still kind of hard justifying this expense when you look at the seemingly lower price tag of the Tesla X that has a far superior electric range, but for many owners who want to own Porsche’s the purchase will make sense.
Whether or not the vehicle seems practical for everyday situations, it’s great looking and offers an impressive level of performance. Porsche doesn’t expect to sell a huge number of these units, but even the ones they do sell will help make electric vehicles more mainstream.