Porsche will be introducing a hybrid version of every model in its showroom. The philosophy will extend to all sports models, too, and will be topped off by the awesome Porsche 918 electric concept.
Porsche’s Wolfgang Duerheimer, chief of development, has made a rather non-commital statement that “in the future” every model in Porsche’s lineup would have a hybrid option. As for gas-electric versions of the Boxer, Cayman and 911, Neusser wouldn’t provide a timeline.
Fortunately the 918 Spyder will help here. “We want to learn how we can electrify all our sports cars in the future with the help of this short production run,” says Duerheimer.
The European Union recently came down on Porsche, forcing them to reduce their fleet CO2 emissions by 40 g/km in five years.
Earlier this year, Porsche launched a hybrid version of its Cayenne SUV. A Panamera sedan will go on sale with the Cayenne’s hybrid technology in 2011. According to Porsche engine chief, Heinz-Jakob Neusser, the Panamera hybrid will be able to travel 5km to 6km (about 3 to 4 miles) under electric power.