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Updated: Friday, 13 December 2013 13:44 | By Avril Lee, LifestyleAsia.com

Launch of the new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is the world's first plug-in hybrid sports car, now available in Singapore.


Launch of the new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The world’s first plug-in hybrid sports car is now available in Singapore. The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid offers efficiency suitable for everyday use, while delivering the acceleration power and performance expected of any other fuel-driven sports car.

“Electricity is the energy of the mobile future,” says Mr. Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of the Eurokars Group. “The Panamera S E-Hybrid allows you to start taking advantage of this renewable and sustainable energy in your everyday driving.”

Delivering more than just a normal hybrid car, the Panamera’s electric drive produces 95 hp (70 kW), which is more than double the power of the previous model’s electric motor. The newly developed lithium-ion battery also serves to boost energy capacity to 9.4kWh, five times than that of a nickel hydride battery. Acceleration for the vehicle from standstill to 100km/h takes 5.5 seconds, achieved through the action of the electric motor boosting the combustion engine. With a top speed of 270km/h, the Panamera is able to coast freely with the internal combustion engine shut off and energy recovery by generating electricity.

When connected to an industrial outlet, the Panamera can be charged in around two and a half hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC), and it can be charged in less than four hours when connected to a conventional household electrical outlet in Germany. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid was clocked at 36 kilometres in NEDC-based testing.

The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is the perfect solution for those who want a sports car but have resisted the temptation because most sports cars are fuel-guzzling monsters that are unfriendly to both the environment and the wallet. In this case, it’s time to reward your commendable effort in saving the environment.

The retail price of the new Panamera S E-Hybrid starts from S$508,088, which includes free servicing, maintenance and repair costs for five years, but excludes COE. This price includes the highest CEVS rebate of SGD 20,000 due to the low CO2 emissions of only 71 g/km.

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