Porsche confirms renewed focus on deploying plug-in hybrid cars

Article by Anita Panait, on April 27, 2012

Porsche AG confirmed its goals to set the benchmark with drive systems that offer maximum performance and minimum fuel consumption. Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board - Research and Development, reiterated the company’s goal during the Vienna Motor Symposium.

According to Hatz, Porsche is focusing on utilizing plug-in hybrid technology in production. The sports car maker has created a sports car that features a hybrid drive – the Porsche 918 Spyder. The Spyder features the combination of combustion engine and an electric drive, redefining high-performance and fuel efficiency.

Hatz pointed out that expanding the use of electricity in hybrid models and the augmentation of the conventional combustion engine are going to play a major part in developing future drive systems. Hatz also highlighted the success brought forth by their hybrid models, the Panamera and the Cayenne. Hatz noted that sales of the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid in 2011 are more than twice the sales of all its competitors combined.

And Porsche does not intend to stop there. It is currently searching for more solutions to squeeze greater performance and efficiency from the combination of combustion engine and electric motor.

Hatz acknowledged that the full potential of conventional combustion engines has yet to be reached, which is the main reason why Porsche will continue to employ combustion engines for the drive system of its sports cars.

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