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 TheDetroitBureau.com 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.