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Kevslatvin
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Light weight?
Kevslatvin   4/25/2013 4:42:56 PM
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I would not consider 4300lbs light weight. Was it meant for the segment it is in as a luxury sedan maybe? When I think light weight I think of sub 3000lb cars.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Hybrid segment keeps growing
Rob Spiegel   4/18/2013 4:19:29 PM
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Given that this EV won't help Porsche make gains toward CAFE standards, and given that its sales will likely not be stellar, what is the rationale for investing in the development of this vehicle?

Charles Murray
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Re: Hybrid segment keeps growing
Charles Murray   4/16/2013 7:14:58 PM
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You're right, Rob, that this probably won't mean much in terms of meeting CAFE. Because CAFE is weighted to reflect sales, and because this vehicle is not likley to have big sales, its high fuel efficiency numbers probably won't mean that much.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Hybrid segment keeps growing
Rob Spiegel   4/15/2013 12:57:24 PM
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Good points, Chuck. The question becomes -- how fast can these developments take place? And -- perhaps more important -- will there be a sufficient market for these new vehicles once they're developed? If they don't sell in sufficent numbers, they won't help Porsche meet its CAFE standards. I would guess that's quite a challenge for any car maker.

bobjengr
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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
bobjengr   4/13/2013 4:07:36 PM
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" completely dedicated to the Porsche name.   Again, great post.

Charles--Thank you for the excellent information. I agree, Porsche must know something or have a crystal ball to make the type of investment necessary to bring about an automobile such as this.  My "dream" car has always been a Porsche but being an engineer, I have never really had the bucks to take the plunge.   The price tag is really a tough one for most of us but there is a "cult" completely dedicated to the Porsche name.   Again, great post.

shehan
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Re: Hybrid segment keeps growing
shehan   4/13/2013 2:35:58 AM
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@Charles - I didn't know Chevy Volt uses a series hybrid configuration. But i think this doesn't always generate power, I feel 70mph is too much.

shehan
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Re: Hybrid segment keeps growing
shehan   4/13/2013 2:32:19 AM
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It's interesting to see Porsche moving to the hybrid segment of the market. This is an area where there is much potential. Individuals and companies are now looking at ways to reduce the carbon footprint.  

Charles Murray
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Re: Porsche hybrid
Charles Murray   4/12/2013 2:09:10 PM
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It's a strange combination of green engineering and speed, isn't it, Gorksi? But Porsche's not alone. In a couple of days, we'll be publishing an article about Detroit Electric's super-fast SP:01, which will supposedly be the "world's fastest electric sports car" when it comes out in Septmber. Prices for that one will start at $135,000.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Porsche hybrid
Rob Spiegel   4/12/2013 1:12:37 PM
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Gorski, that's the problem Porsche faces. As one comment pointed out, as a high performance car, Porsche will have a hard time meeting CAFE standards. Even their EV is a high performance vehicle.

Gorski
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Porsche hybrid
Gorski   4/11/2013 9:06:42 PM
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My son-in-law will probably buy one of these so he could get to work ahead of everybody else. This car should appeal to speed freaks who want to save teh environment on a speedy way.

Gorski

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