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Blending part-time electric drive and posh performance, Porsche’s 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid may be the greenest car yet offered by the automaker from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Last fall as the proud brand launched this, its first plug-in sedan, it had dug out the history book to remind all that its e-pedigree dates to Nikola Tesla’s day, when […]

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Porsche’s plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid zips to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, adroitly carves corners like the four-door 911 it essentially is – and it can travel sans gasoline for around 22 miles or return Prius-surpassing mpg on average-distance commutes. U.S. EPA numbers are still pending, but expect it to beat the outgoing non-plug-in S […]

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Porsche’s plug-in 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan can go from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, has a top speed of 167 mph, all-electric speed of 84 mph, and gets an honest-to-goodness 54 mpg when it has to. This was the average returned by 42 auto journalists who sampled the car on a 28.7 km (17.4 […]

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Among gas-electric hybrid powertrains, there are those like the Prius uses that tilt the balance of mpg vs. speed toward maximum economy, and then there are others such as by German makers and the Infiniti M35h, that offer somewhat better mileage and equal or better performance also. On that note, Porsche, which already offers the […]

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The Porsche Cayenne line of SUVs – which at first mortified some purists when launched in 2003 – has turned out to be the automaker’s most successful, and the Cayenne S Hybrid introduced in 2007 has a rightful place among them. Now in its second generation since a 2011 model year makeover, it carries forward into […]

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