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Porsche Panamera hybrid running costs

The Panamera hybrids are a lot cheaper to run than equivalent petrols or diesels – especially if you use electric power as much as possible

Porsche Panamera hybrid
Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs rating

3.5 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
503yrs / unlimited miles2yrs / 20,000 milesTBC

The Panamera hybrid's petrol-electric powertrain gives it very competitive running costs compared to purely petrol-powered rivals of similar price and performance. Keep the battery topped up and use the electric range as much as possible and your fuel bills will be surprisingly low.

Some other costs will be hefty, such as insurance and servicing, but low CO2 emissions mean company-car drivers lucky enough to be able to choose a Panamera hybrid will make big annual savings – particularly with the entry-level 4 E-Hybrid version.

Porsche Panamera hybrid insurance group

All three version of the latest Panamera plug-in – the 4 E-Hybrid, 4S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid – fall into the highest group 50 rating for insurance coverage, so this will be one of more significant costs associated with running this car.

Warranty

Like all Porsches sold new in the UK, the Panamera hybrid comes with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and three years of Europe-wide 'Porsche Assistance' breakdown cover. The warranty and breakdown cover can be extended beyond the three-year limit at extra cost.

Servicing

The Panamera needs servicing every 20,000 miles or two years, whichever comes sooner. Every second service is a more expensive 'Main Service', alternating with the cheaper 'Intermediate Service'.

Road tax

The Panamera hybrid, being an 'alternatively fuelled vehicle', is taxed at a base rate of £140 per year – a saving of just £10 a year over pure petrol or diesel cars. But because its retail price is well in excess of the £40,000 cut-off point, it'll cost owners an additional £325-a-year 'premium tax' the first five times the tax is due. That makes for an annual bill of £465 in total.

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