In response to a decline in popularity of the sale of diesel-powered vehicles, including the third generation Cayenne SUV and Panamera, Stuttagart based German manufacturer Porsche, are now focussing their attention to fuel and hybrid alternatives, which are gaining modest interest. However, Michael Steiner of the Automaker’s Executive Board For Research And Development, says that Porsche are not turning their backs on the internal combustion engine.
From November of this year, the cross-over sport utility Cayenne will no longer be available as a diesel, but it is believed that a hybrid version of the classic 911 may be hitting the tarmac in the not-so-distant future.
By the end of 2019 the vision of Porsche’s Mission E electric sports car will become a reality! With a rapid charging time, a further range being reached, and having the look of a compact Panamera but with more bite, this electric dream will certainly have heads turning.
Porsche’s Head of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Sefan Weckbach, says that the Mission E has “infected” the whole organisation with enthusiasm, and that they will be working together to reach a single goal!
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