Porsche plug-in hybrid drive – a superior drive concept. Similar to the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the parallel hybrid drive concept has now also been implemented in the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. The permanent all-wheel drive in the Cayenne S E-Hybrid has been specially adapted to the requirements of purely electric as well as hybrid driving.
The torque split to the individual axles of the all-wheel drivetrain utilizes the kinetic energy of the vehicle to charge the lithium-ion high-voltage battery with optimum efficiency during recuperation. A newly developed lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a higher energy content (10.8 kWh), which is adapted to the greater vehicle drag and weight of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is used.
In addition to recuperation during braking and the E-Charge mode, charging is carried out via a standards-compliant charge port on the left side of the vehicle. This evolution enables the high-voltage battery to be charged externally from the grid power supply. The electric drive provides the power and torque needed to ensure the necessary electric performance (95 hp/70 kW).
The top speed achievable when the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is operated purely electrically is 75 mph (125 km/h). The maximum range of 22 miles (36 km) (NEDC) without the use of fuel and local emissions represents a superlative electric driving experience. Particularly during urban driving and for daily commutes, Porsche has therefore achieved significant progress with regard to hybrid vehicles.
The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid features the same combustion engine as all the hybrid vehicles offered by Porsche. The performance when the combustion engine and electric motor are operated in unison is typical Porsche. Here, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid sprints from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.4 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 151 mph (243 km/h).
Porsche Service Training Team