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Porsche Considering EVs, Hybrids as Part of Volkswagen's Zero Emissions Strategy

Speaking to Reuters at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen indicated that the automaker is giving consideration to an all-electric version of its Macan compact SUV as well as a hybrid versions of some of its popular sports coupes. Porsche is investing close to $1.1 billion to develop the Mission E, the marque's first battery-only model.…

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Porsche Reveals 680 Horsepower Hybrid

Porsche has taken the wraps off the range-topping 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the brand's first convergence of the Turbo and E-Hybrid badges. The combination is mixing together a 4.0-liter V-8 and a plug-in hybrid system to net a staggering 680 horsepower from this hybrid. The formula behind this car is similar to that of the Porsche 918 Spyder. The…

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Porsche Issues Two Recall Notices Affecting Over 16,500 Vehicles

Porsche has announced that it will be recalling over 16,500 vehicles in two separate notices related to fastening screws and defective airbags. In the first notice, 16,429 911, Boxster and Cayman models manufactured between October 2015 and September 2016 are being recalled to address an issue with fuel collection pipe fastening screws. The company reports that the screws could shear…

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BMW, Porsche, Nissan Models Banned by South Korea Following Emissions Investigation

South Korea's Ministry of Environment released a statement on Monday indicating that it was fining BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen's Porsche division and banning the sale of 10 models following an investigation that revealed the companies had falsified emissions test documents. The three automakers were fined a combined $5.9 million related to sales of 4,523 vehicles. Certifications for six of the…

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Report: Apple Recruited Technical Director of Porsche Racing Program for Project Titan

Sources indicate that Apple recruited the technical director of Porsche's racing program earlier this year to work on its Project Titan car development initiative. The news was initially reported in the Germany monthly circular Manager Magazin and has since been confirmed by a company insider. Alexander Hitzinger was responsible for putting together the development team and organizational structure for Porsche's…

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German Regulators Extend Volkswagen Emissions Probe to Include Porsche

Bloomberg reports that Germany's Transport Ministry and Federal Motor Transport Authority have widened their emissions probe to investigate whether Volkswagen's Porsche division falsified fuel economy data for its vehicles. Spokespeople at both agencies indicated on Thursday that the investigation centers on the possible use of technology to detect if fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions tests are being conducted. Illicit devices…

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Uptake Rate for Lower-Priced, Four-Cylinder Porsche Macan Exceeds Expectations

Since it's introduction in the third quarter of 2016, the uptake rate for the entry-level version of the Porsche Macan has exceeded company expectations. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, the lower cost edition of the compact crossover accounts for 40 percent of sales, far surpassing internal estimates that had pegged the model to make up 20 percent…

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Porsche CEO: Annual Sales of Mission E EV Expected to Approach 20,000 Units

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has told Automotive News affiliate Automobilwoche that the Stuttgart-based automaker expects annual sales of it Mission E electric vehicle to come close to 20,000 units when deliveries begin in 2019. The estimated sales volume for Porsche's first all-electric offering will account for roughly 10 percent of shipments for the brand, or about a quarter of it's…

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Porsche Will Sell New Cayenne Diesels As Used

Although often forgotten, Porsche has also been impacted by parent company Volkswagen's diesel scandal. Porsche USA has nearly 1,500 copies of the Cayenne diesel sitting on dealership lots that it has been unable to sell for over a year now. Apparently Porsche is just going to sell them as used, eventually. Volkswagen has an engineering fix for the 3.0-liter diesel…

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Macan and Boxster to Remain as Smallest Porsche Offerings

In an interview with Automotive News at the opening of its new Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, global sales chief Detlev von Platen maintained that the automaker won't be producing any vehicles that will slot below the Macan crossover and Boxster two-seater. The comments counter reports recently made by a number of media outlets claiming that the Stuttgart-based company is…

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