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Porsche Planning Plug-in Hybrid Production by 2013

Stuttgart maker pushing three different hybrid technologies.

by on Mar.02, 2010

The plug-in powertrain in the Porsche 918 Spyder Concept could see production, possibly in a Boxster, within a couple years.

Look for Porsche to put its first plug-in hybrid into production something during the 2013 model-year, the sports car maker’s CEO told during a conversation at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

The lithium-ion based system is making its debut on the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid concept, one of three different hybrid offerings gracing the German maker’s stand at this year’s Geneva show.  What’s particularly significant is Porsche’s use of three different hybrid technologies, one for each of the models debuting at PALExpo.


That includes a “full” hybrid system that will debut in the second-generation Porsche Cayenne SUV, which launches next autumn.  The Cayenne will be able to drive for brief distances – at speeds of up to 98 mph – solely on battery power, but like other current hybrid systems, it is intended to run primarily on a mix of battery and gasoline power.


First Look: Porsche’s Innovative 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Set to debut in Geneva, replaces batteries with flywheel.

by on Feb.11, 2010

Porsche will begin race-testing its 911 GT3 R Hybrid on the Nurburgring, in May.

Picking up on a concept its company founder first conceived of more than a century ago, Porsche will lift the covers on a hybrid race car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Dubbed the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the goal of the project is to not just improve performance, but also the efficiency of modern race cars.

Road ... and Track ... Tested!

The 911 GT3 R skips the conventional hybrid route, which relies on heavy batteries to temporarily store energy normally lost during braking and coasting, then tap that power when the driver needs an extra boost.  Porsche’s approach is to store energy in a high-tech flywheel.