Porsche will expand the Porsche Cayenne rangeOctober 28, 2020
The German automaker is expanding its battery lineup for its plug-in hybrid versions of the Porsche Cayenne. Thus, the E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe will have a greater electric range.
Porsche has recently added plug-in hybrids to its range of refreshed Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo. The updated variants also used a large battery pack, and today Porsche is applying the same trick to the Cayenne. The battery for the Cayenne E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid will be increased from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh. This, of course, has a positive effect on the all-electric mileage of plug-in hybrids.
The Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid have a powertrain consisting of a 3.0-liter V6 with 340 hp, which is paired with a 136 hp electric motor, bringing the system to 462 hp. Thanks to a 17.9 kWh battery, replacing 14.1 kWh, the Cayenne E-Hybrid can travel 48 kilometers on a single charge.
The most powerful version is the Turbo S E-Hybrid. It is powered by a 4.0 V8 engine with 550 hp, which, thanks to the same electric motor as in the E-Hybrid, provides a system output of 680 hp. These plug-in hybrid Cayenne models can travel up to 42 kilometers on a single battery charge.
Porsche says it has tweaked the driving modes in the standard Sport Chrono Package, among other things. The target charge level for E-Charge, the position in which the battery is charged by the petrol engine while driving, has been lowered from 100 percent to 80 percent. According to the manufacturer, this charges the battery more efficiently. In Sport and Sport Plus modes, the battery is always charged to the minimum.
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