Hybrid Porsche Cayenne has increased power reserveOctober 28, 2020
German crossover got an enlarged battery
In an effort to make the Cayenne a greener model for European buyers, Porsche has increased the battery capacity of the hybrid version. In addition, the Germans have improved the mode that allows you to recharge the batteries on the go.
Following the premiere of the revamped Panamera family, featuring more efficient hybrids, Porsche has upgraded the batteries in the Cayenne E-Hybrid and the top-end Turbo S E-Hybrid. Now gasoline-electric versions are equipped with batteries with a capacity of 17.9 kilowatt-hours instead of the previous 14.1.
Together with the increase in battery, the range of the models has increased by 30 percent. The Cayenne E-Hybrid with a large battery can travel on electric traction up to 48 kilometers on the WLTP cycle, and the more powerful Turbo S E-Hybrid up to 42 kilometers. Thanks to the increased range, German owners of Cayenne will be able to register an “E” license plate and receive tax benefits.
The changes also affected the algorithm of the E-Charge mode. When the mode is on, the load on the internal combustion engine has increased – now it charges the battery faster while driving. However, when 80 percent is reached, the process will stop, since after this mark the charging speed will slow down. Previously, E-Charge mode filled the battery up to 100 percent. The performance-oriented Sport and Sport Plus modes have also been revised to recharge the battery to the bare minimum, which is sufficient for fast acceleration.
The Cayenne Hybrid’s battery can be charged from the home mains using the Mobile Charger Connect smart charging. It allows you to schedule charging times – for example, at night when electricity is cheaper, as well as automatically turn on the air conditioner to ventilate the cabin before the trip. An optional Home Energy Manager system is also available, which automatically determines the charging power without overloading the home network. The system takes into account the presence of solar panels in the house and will try to use them whenever possible. The maximum charging power depends on the model and reaches 7.2 kilowatts.
Last week, Porsche revealed the characteristics of its most powerful Panamera facelift, the Turbo S E-Hybrid. The power plant of this Panamera produces 700 horsepower and 870 Nm of torque, making it the second most powerful Porsche after the 761-horsepower Taycan Turbo S electric car.
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