After the Panamera S Hybrid already presented by the Stuttgart brand, Porsche is currently developing a plug-in hybrid version of the Panamera planned for 2014.
Designed primarily for the U.S. its official release date has not been revealed yet…
A first for the brand? Not exactly,
the highly anticipated 918 Spyder
will feature a plug-in powertrain (718hp for emissions 70g/km in theory)
Another group's flagship brand, Audi will also fit plug-in engines to its models, Passat, Q7 and A3 plug-in hybrid also are expected for 2014-2015.
The VW group is developing plug-in hybrids under the TwinDrive
badge, the powertrain is actually tested in fleets of vehicles (Leon, Golf).
It is therefore likely this technology that will be installed in small/mid-size models (eg Passat and Audi A3), however, for the Q7 or the Panamera plug-in hybrid, we must look to the Cross Coupe concept
that has been introduced in gasoline and diesel hybrid versions...