The 2021 Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid models are expected to get extra electric variety thanks to a greater battery pack now confirmed.
Termed the Cayenne E-Hybrid, these versions get a 17.9-kilowatt-hour battery pack, up from 14.1 kwh ahead of. The greater ability will yield a 30% electric powered-selection improvement on the European WLTP tests cycle, Porsche mentioned in a Wednesday press release.
Porsche features the Cayenne E-Hybrid and the additional powerful Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, the present-day variations of which debuted for the 2019 and 2020 model many years, respectively. Each variants are available in regular-roof and Cayenne Coupe physique designs.
Variety figures from the United States EPA testing cycle usually are not out there nonetheless, but we drove the Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid with the smaller battery pack previously this calendar year and discovered it straightforward to beat its EPA electric variety estimate of 13 miles.
Porsche also reported it tweaked the driving modes for the Sport Chrono bundle, which is regular on plug-in hybrids. E-Demand manner, the place the engine is utilised to charge the battery pack when driving, the system now aims for an 80% recharge, relatively than 100%, because charging slows down considerably at the time the pack is at 80% ability, in accordance to Porsche.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe
Nonetheless, Porsche stated the battery pack can also be charged at a substantial power amount in some situations—up to 12 kw for the Turbo S E-Hybrid in Activity+ method.
A Porsche Mobile Charger Join adapter will allow the plug-in hybrids to cost at up to 7.2 kw, and enables drivers to set a timer or charging goal (equally of which can be keyed to a particular spot) or pre-established the local weather handle.
Powertrains keep on being unchanged otherwise. The Cayenne E-Hybrid employs a 3.-liter turbocharged V-6 gasoline engine, a one electrical motor, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Turbo S E-Hybrid swaps the V-6 for a 4.-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. Complete system outputs are unchanged, at 455 horsepower for the Cayenne E-Hybrid, and 670 hp for the Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Porsche has been revamping its plug-in hybrids such that Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the fastest-accelerating product in the Cayenne lineup—so as to display off the strengths of an electrified powertrain, after the introduction of the all-electrical Taycan.
Porsche just declared a related battery improve for its Panamera E-Hybrid lineup as perfectly.