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:
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.
At A Glance
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):
Available In UK:
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)
Fantastic looking & stylish
Expensive. Cheaper PHEV SUV alternatives available
Powerful and fast performance
Limited electric range
Luxurious, comfortable & fun to drive
7.2 kW on board charger not standard on all models
EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:
EV Battery Capacity:
Available in one battery size: 17.9 kWh
On-board charger 3.6 kW AC/ 7.2 kW AC
EV Cable Type:
8 years or 100,000 miles
Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh
Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh
Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh
Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh
Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh
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)
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