Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
What is it?
THE S E-Hybrid is a new plug-in hybrid version of Porsche’s large five-door Panamera hatchback, which was first introduced back in 2009.
The launch of the S E-Hybrid coincides with a mid-life update for the Panamera that includes tweaks designed to freshen up the nose, tailgate, rear window and lighting units.
Thanks to the plug-in hybrid technology, the S E-Hybrid can travel between 11 and 22 miles in “electric-only” mode on a charge from the mains, which makes for a silent and economical commute – provided the distances involved aren’t too great. The rest of the time, the S E-Hybrid behaves like a normal hybrid.
The other big attraction is financial.
The Porsche S E-Hybrid’s plug-in technology means it qualifies as an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle, opening the door to the full range of local and national government incentives designed to encourage the take-up of electric cars.