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

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

 Source:Reuters | Publication date: Mar 7, 2017 | Author(s):Andreas Cremer

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. Expected to be available by 2020, the all-electric sedan will join hybrid versions of the Panamera saloon and Cayenne SUV as the green energy offerings within the Porsche lineup.

Von Platen said that Porsche’s top-selling Macan is “a model line that we can imagine” for electrification, along with hybrid versions of the 911, Boxster and Cayman.

Porsche parent company Volkswagen Group is said to be supporting the commitment to additional eco-friendly Porsche models as part of its goal to launch 30 new EVs by 2025.

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