2021 Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid models get larger-capacity battery pack

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrids, which had been redesigned for the 2019 mannequin yr and 2020 mannequin yr, respectively, get a larger-capacity battery pack for 2021.

Both variations of Porsche’s family-oriented SUV now boast a 17.9-kwh battery pack, up from 14.1 kwh. That ought to yield 30% extra electrical vary on the European WLTP testing cycle, Porsche mentioned in a Wednesday press launch, including that it is sufficient to fulfill vary necessities for an “E” license plate and lowered company-car tax in Germany. Range figures from the United States EPA testing cycle aren’t but out there, nevertheless.

In each the E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid, the battery pack powers a single electrical motor, which in flip works with an internal-combustion engine and an 8-speed automated transmission. In the E-Hybrid, the combustion engine is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6, whereas the Turbo S E-Hybrid makes use of the identical 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 because the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Total-system outputs are unchanged, with the E-Hybrid rated at 455 horsepower and the Turbo S E-Hybrid rated at 670 hp.

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe

Porsche mentioned it additionally tweaked the driving modes for the usual Sport Chrono Package on the plug-in hybrids. E-Charge mode, which directs the gasoline engine to cost the battery pack whereas underway, now goals for an 80% cost fairly than the earlier 100%, as charging is considerably slower as soon as the pack reaches 80% capability.

As earlier than, the automotive additionally initiates a more-aggressive charging technique in Sport or Sport+ modes, so some electrical energy is at all times out there for max acceleration. Charging can now be completed at a better energy degree, as much as 12 kw for the Turbo S E-Hybrid in Sport+ mode, in response to Porsche.

A Porsche Mobile Charger Connect adapter permits the SUVs to cost at as much as 7.2 kw, and permits drivers to set a timer or charging goal (each of which may be keyed to a particular location) or pre-set the local weather management.

As earlier than, each plug-in hybrid powertrains can be found in standard-roof and Cayenne Coupe physique types. Pricing for the total lineup can be out there nearer to the up to date models’ U.S.-market launch in Spring 2021. 

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