The Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV: The Complete Guide

Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV

Overview


Stuttgart based Porsche is known for high-performance cars and is currently owned by the Volkswagen Group. Porsche has always had a close relationship with the Volkswagen Group, because the iconic VW Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of Porsche. Apart from this, both VW and Porsche have collaborated on a number of platforms, to include, the Porsche Cayenne SUV. In 2010, Porsche launched the Cayenne S Hybrid and also developed an electric prototype of the Porsche Boxster, called in the Boxster E (2011). The luxury automotive manufacturer currently has the following electric vehicles (EVs) in its portfolio:



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The Porsche Cayenne E Plug-In Hybrid


The Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV has been available since 2002. It is the first Porsche vehicle with four doors. It is also Porsche’s first off-road since the tractors of the 1950’s. The Porsche Cayenne uses the same platform as the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. The plug-in E-hybrid variant was introduced in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show.

As one can expect, a Porsche never disappoints when it comes to quality and performance. The Cayenne PHEV is no different. Given the instant torque from an electric engine, the plug-in electric vehicle achieves 0-62 mph in 5.0 seconds for the entry level variant. The top level variant, the Turbo S E Hybrid Coupe, achieves 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 183 mph. But of course, luxury and performance from this famed marquee does not come cheap. Prices start from £71,040 for the E Hybrid variant and increase up to £131,490 for the Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe.

The electric vehicle (EV) is without an iota of doubt, stunning in design, style, quality and performance. The plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) is perfect for those drivers that want the performance and quality of a Porsche, but with better environmental credentials (tailpipe emissions: up to 92g/km). Though the PHEV has a zero-emission electric range up to 27 miles, based on driving style and driving conditions, the real world range could be closer to 22 miles.

Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV
The Porsche Cayenne PHEV (credit:Porsche)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Petrol/ Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (4 Options)
E-Hybrid (from £71,040)
E-Hybrid Coupe (from £73,800)
Turbo S E-Hybrid (from £129,210)
Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe (from £131,490)

PROSCONS
Fantastic looking & stylishExpensive. Cheaper PHEV SUV alternatives available
Powerful and fast performanceLimited electric range
Luxurious, comfortable & fun to drive7.2 kW on board charger not standard on all models

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 17.9 kWh
Charging:On-board charger 3.6 kW AC/ 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:92-71g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh£1.27
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh£1.67
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh£1.73
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh£1.89
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh£2.03
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)

Dimensions
Height (mm):1696
Width (mm):1983
Length (mm):4918
Wheelbase (mm):2895

Cayenne E-Hybrid
EV Battery Capacity:17.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):25-27 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):26.5-25.1
Fuel Consumption (mpg):76.3-91.1
Charging:On-board charger: 3.6 kW AC
Top Speed:157 mph
0-62 mph:5.0 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100 KW (electric)
Max Power (PS):462 (combined)
Torque (Nm):700 (combined)
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,370
Colours:11

Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe
EV Battery Capacity:17.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):25-27 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):26.5-25.4
Fuel Consumption (mpg):76.3-88.3
Charging:On-board charger: 3.6 kW AC
Top Speed:157 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100 KW (electric)
Max Power (PS):462 (combined)
Torque (Nm):700 (combined)
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,370
Colours:11

Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
EV Battery Capacity:17.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):24-25 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):25.9-25.3
Fuel Consumption (mpg):68.9-74.3
Charging:On-board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Top Speed:183 mph
0-62 mph:3.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100 KW (electric)
Max Power (PS):680 (combined)
Torque (Nm):900 (combined)
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,370
Colours:11

Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe
EV Battery Capacity:17.9 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):24-25 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):25.9-25.4
Fuel Consumption (mpg):68.9-74.3
Charging:On-board charger: 7.2 kW AC
Top Speed:183 mph
0-62 mph:3.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):100 KW (electric)
Max Power (PS):680 (combined)
Torque (Nm):900 (combined)
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight EC (kg):2,370
Colours:11

Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV
The Porsche Cayenne PHEV (credit:Porsche)

Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV
The Porsche Cayenne PHEV (credit:Porsche)

Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid PHEV
The Porsche Cayenne PHEV (credit:Porsche)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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