Porsche

High fuel economy and earth-friendly zero- or low-emissions are all fine and dandy, but with limitations perceived by electrified technologies, Volkswagen-controlled Porsche has only come online over the past several years with hybridization. Its diesel variants, particularly in Europe, with some imported here, have been more up its alley, if a nod to CO2 emissions and fuel economy was needed. The mandate for the originator of the air-cooled, flat-six, rear-engined and revered 911 was not to dilute the formula that made it what it is. But desiring to grow its now lucrative market of well-heeled aficionados, and cater to the times, Porsche has been tinkering with the formula – with front-engined cars many moons back, and more recently with SUVs and a big sedan, that made some traditionalists cringe, but have helped fund the company while it keep making faster cars, including its now ultimate – a hybrid! That is, the 918 Spyder pug-in “hypercar.” And following mildly more efficient hybrid Cayenne S and 2011-2013 Panamera S is the Panamera S E-Hybrid, its first plug-in sedan. Where’s this going? Porsche has said by decade’s end, it will have hybridized variants of everything, even – brace yourselves purists – the 911. Like other European elite car makers, the advantages of zero-emisson electric torque are being worked with, so stay tuned for what’s next. What ever it is, it won’t likely be boring.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
First Drive: 2014 Porsche Plug-In S E-Hybrid

First Drive: 2014 Porsche Plug-In S E-Hybrid

The 2014 Porsche plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid solidly improves on the 2013 non-plug-in while signaling a future direction for the iconic automaker.
MPG Plug-in Hybrid $99000 November 2013
2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche performance in a luxury hybrid.
MPG Hybrid $95000 Now
2013 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Overview

2013 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Overview

21 MPG Hybrid $69850 Now
2012 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

The Cayenne S Hybrid is about as far away from the earnest nerdiness of the Prius as any Porsche can get.
21 MPG Hybrid $69000 Now