Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging
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The Panamera hybrid’s official electric range hasn't yet been published, but sister model the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid's figure is 27 miles. This tallies with our real-world experience of seeing some 20 miles of electric running from the Panamera in cold weather and on faster roads, while you could see up to 25 miles in ideal conditions around town. Charging times range from eight to four hours, or two and half hours if you pay extra for 7kW charging capacity.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid range, MPG & CO2 emissions
We can confidently say that you should see around 20 miles' electric running out of the Panamera in varied use and cold weather, and that’ll dip towards 15 miles if you make much use of the 84mph maximum pure-electric speed it’ll do.
Higher temperatures and slower progress should see that creep up towards 25 miles as a best real-world scenario. That all applies to both the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid models, since they use the same 14.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
There’s also the ability to hold the battery charge for later in your journey – a nice feature for anyone who commutes into the city via a stint on the motorway.
Fuel economy from the 4 E-Hybrid’s V6 petrol engine in action is quite respectable – you’ll likely manage 30mpg if you go carefully, although that’ll drop swiftly to 25mpg or less if you choose to make use of its abilities. The V8 Turbo S is more likely to return around the 20mpg mark, but if you’re buying a £140,000 Porsche, you probably don’t mind. And given the weight and performance of the car, that’s actually not bad.
As always with a plug-in hybrid, the critical factor is how often you can charge and whether you can cover all or most of your commuting on electric power. Get that nailed, ideally with charging at home and in the office, and the Panamera will be laughably cheap to fuel for such a high-end performance car.
The Panamera will charge at speeds of up to 3.6kW, which equates to some four hours when plugged into a 3.6kW charger (some home wallboxes charge at this rate, particularly if it’s an older property with more dated electrics). Pay around £500 and Porsche will up the fastest charging speed to 7.2kW (the speed of most standard home wallboxes), dropping the full charge time to 2.5 hours.
However, to take advantage of those rapid charging times, you’ll need a Type 2 cable that allows you to plug into AC fast chargers, and that also costs around £300. Cheeky in the extreme on any car, let alone one that costs this much. If you decide that you don’t need the faster charging speeds, then plugging the Panamera into a normal socket in your house will still give you a full charge in some eight hours. Other than the unnecessary amount of optional charging stuff, the Panamera’s charging times are all similar to other high-end plug-in hybrids such as the Range Rover PHEV.