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Published on May 26th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Plug-in Porsche 911 Confirmed by Patent Drawing

May 26th, 2014 by  
 

plug in porsche hybrid

Porsche already offers the 53 MPG Panamera hybrid luxury sedan and the 918 Spyder hybrid super car – not to mention the GT3 flywheel hybrid and the blisteringly quick Porsche 919 Hybrid LeMans racer! As a leader in advanced hybrid tech, then, it should come as no surprise to hear that Porsche is developing a plug-in version of its iconic 911.

Only these aren’t rumors or fuzzy, unclear spy photos of a 911 hybrid. These are actual patent drawings. It’s coming.

As you can see from the patent drawing, above, the plug-in 911 should offer an EV mode with high-end lithium-ion batteries can be charged via the Porsche Universal Charger (PAC), or by being connected to a conventional, household electrical outlet.

No word, yet, on when the new plug-in Porsche will come online, but with hybrid-only laws being passed in key markets like London and Beijing, Porsche needs a plug-in 911 to arrive in showrooms sooner rather than later.

 

Source | Photo: 4 Wheels News.





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  • egogg

    Looking forward to the day when PiP doesn’t necessarily mean “Plug-in Prius”

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