Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

Maximum charging speed costs extra, but at least the Panamera plug-in hybrid's electric range is competitive

Fuel economy CO2 emissions Electric range Wallbox charge time
72-81mpg 64-76g/km 23-24 miles 2hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)*

*with optional 7.2kW on-board charger

The Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid’s official electric range is between 23 and 24 miles, and we have experience of seeing some 20 miles of electric running from the Panamera in cold weather and on faster roads.

You could see up to 25 miles in ideal conditions around town. Charging times range from two to six hours, but if you want the fastest possible speed you'll need to install a home wallbox and pay extra for 7.2kW 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, but that’ll dip towards 15 miles if you make much use of the 84mph maximum pure-electric speed it’ll do. Official range quoted is 23-24 miles.

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 14kWh 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 commute on electric power. Get that nailed, ideally with charging at home and in the office, and the Panamera will be laughably cheap to fuel.

Charge time

The Panamera will charge up in around six hours from a standard household socket. Pay around £500 and Porsche will up the maximum charging speed to 7.2kW (the speed of most standard home wallbox chargers), dropping the full charge time around two 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 six hours. Other than the unnecessary amount of optional charging kit, the Panamera’s charging times are similar to other high-end plug-in hybrids such as the Range Rover PHEV.