Mller: Porsche 911 PHEV Under Negotiation For Production

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
mller porsche 911 phev under negotiation for production

Could there be a Porsche 911 PHEV on the showroom floor in the future? The decision to build and market one could be made sometime this year.

Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said a plug-in variant of the iconic vehicle could happen, alongside PHEVs of every other model in the automaker’s lineup, Automotive News reports:

That is a technique which we at Porsche are very familiar with, so we can suppose that we could have plug-ins all over the model range, not only to save fuel but also to boost the performance of these cars.

Mueller adds the decision to press ahead with a Porsche 911 PHEV is under negotiation, stating the technology “is the solution for the nearer future.”

Porsche sells three PHEVs thus far: the 918 Spyder, Cayenne and Panamera. Of the latter two, the Cayenne is projected to make up between 10 and 12 percent of overall U.S. sales of the crossover in 2015, while 15 percent of overall U.S. Panamera sales are of the PHEV variant. The 918, meanwhile, sold out its 918-unit limited edition run last December.

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  • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on May 13, 2015

    We will see. I would rather they just do a regular hybrid like the Prius. Prius battery is only about 50-60lbs, motors can't be much more. Especially if they integrate it with the flywheel, rather than put them on the axles. Will be interesting if they use the batteries to help the (inevitable) turbos.

  • CJinSD CJinSD on May 13, 2015

    I recall reading that they were going to do this years ago, pretty much as soon as the elephantiasis of the 991 needed to be explained.

  • Sothy Sothy on May 13, 2015

    959 to 993 Turbo = 918 to next-gen 911 PHEV

  • SunnyvaleCA SunnyvaleCA on May 13, 2015

    Porsche has been doing hybrids for a loooooong time...