Electric cars are usually digital: pure electric range, charging time, kilowatt hours, and of course value.
When it comes to electric luxury crossovers like the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the default knee-jerk reaction is to throw away the last one.
It costs $81,000, about $4,000 less than a two-turbine Cayenne S and performs better. After all, value is relative.
All of a sudden, electrification has become mainstream at porsche – though we haven’t yet held our breath on the 911 hybrid.
Cayenne e-hybrid in 2019 is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged v-6 and 14.1 KWH lithium-ion battery, which can provide electric motors. An eight-speed automatic transmission can power four corners. The result is an acceleration from any speed to a very strong state and a savings of up to 27 miles of battery power.
The origin of cayenne hybridization
The last time porsche put its Cayenne together, it made us scratch our heads. The long-awaited Cayenne S e-hybrid in 2015 comes with a 10.8 kilowatt-hour battery and 95 horsepower electric motor. It costs about $3, 000 more than a natural-gas cayenne, and there are few extra COINS – not to mention its S badge.
As we know from the Mediterranean coast of France to provence and the next day’s driving, the latest model upends the concept. It lost its name, but we don’t know why.
The Cayenne e-hybrid’s battery is hidden under the back seat and delivers an electric charge to a 134-horsepower motor. Unlike the Panamera e-hybrid, which USES a dual clutch automatic transmission, Cayenne USES a torque converter for traditional 8-speed automatic transmission gear shifting.
Porsche said that cross-border consumers prefer their smooth shifts, which also helps the charging Cayenne to weigh 7,700 pounds.
Compared to the Turbine-6, the total output of the system is a considerable 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is only 1000 rpm.
There was no significant delay. These things come in handy when I pass a heavy van during my may holiday in France. Color I envy.
In fact, there are more stimuli than I need – and it’s electric. On the steering wheel’s drive mode knob, an unmarked button activated 20 seconds of electric propulsion, pushing the Cayenne E-Hybrid forward, over 5,000 pounds.
In contrast, the 911 Porsche 911 weighed about 2,400 pounds. Things have changed.
French villages quickly appeared on the highway and I often found myself pedaling. Like all hybrids, they are regenerated, which means that they feel a little elastic.
When parking, Cayenne’s engine automatically shuts off. Just by pressing the drive mode knob on the steering wheel, the Cayenne E-Hybrid will enter the E-Power mode and will drive for about 27 miles by electric drive alone. This figure is calculated according to European standards and may be driven in the United States. 20-23 miles
For wealthy Europeans, the amount of battery power can be used later, from driving in the countryside to cities where exhaust emissions are forbidden.
In the unlikely event that these drivers forget, a gasoline engine running in an electronic charging mode will work particularly hard to charge the battery. This looks like cheating, because, uh, it is.
On the way I drove, I didn’t need to save money because my journey allowed me to pass through the quiet town, not the bustling metropolis.
On the open road, I was happy to activate the sports and sports + driving modes including Cayenne E-Hybrid.
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Confusingly, Cayenne’s buyers had to spend $1,000 to buy sports timetables, which are the standard configuration of hybrids to get into sports+ mode.
“Sports +” transformed Cayenne into a splendid cross-border performance and ran through the mountains of Provence. Cayenne E-Hybrid, driving a brand new steering wheel, turns the flaws on the road directly into my hands. It no longer cares about numbers.
The Cayenne roared back to the coast, and the torrential rain outside barely weakened its attraction. Although my tester sits on a 21-inch alloy wheel—22 is a new option—its air suspension filters out irregularities on the road surface.
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Since the Cayenne E-Hybrid model will not be available until early next year, its most important data – fuel economy – is still speculation.
Last year’s Cayenne S E-Hybrid entered the market at a speed of 47 miles per gallon. There is no doubt that 2019 will exceed this figure.
At Porsche, electrification turned from display to practicality in the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid.