Quick Quiz: What Brand Offers the Most Plug-in Cars?

porsche panamera plug-in hybrid

If you’d asked me to guess which car brand offered the most plug-in cars, I might have guessed Toyota or Tesla- but I’d have been wrong. With the launch of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid this month, Porsche – a brand that’s almost synonymous with endurance racing and extreme performance – becomes the car brand that offers the highest number of plug-in hybrid models, with 3.

Those 3 Porsches are, of course, the previously mentioned Cayenne, the hot-selling Porsche Panamera Hybrid (shown, above), and the 918 super car. The count top Toyota’s 2 (the plug-in Prius and Tesla-built Rav4 EV), as well as Tesla’s single Model S offering (the Roadster was discontinued long ago, and the Model X and Model 3, while well-hyped, don’t exist, yet).

Looking at the rest of the automotive universe, I currently count a single plug-in Mercedes. BMW offers the i3 and i8, as well as the plug-in C Evolution, but should that big electric scooter even count? GM gets the Chevy Volt and the Spark EV, as well as the slow-selling, overpriced, and ridiculous Cadillac ELR, but Cadillac is a different brand than Chevy, leaving Porsche still firmly in the lead.

Am I missing something? You guys follow the industry as closely as anyone- who sells more plug-in cars than Porsche does? Let us know if you think of someone in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Sources | Photos: Porsche, via Cars.com

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.