Porsche CEO Matthias Muller has said that the decision to produce a plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche 911 will be taken this year, as per a new report from Automotive News. The CEO told the publication that developing plug-in hybrid versions of all the vehicles in its line-up is also possible for the company. He enthusiastically says that the company could have plug-in hybrid version for its complete line-up, not only for lesser fuel consumption but also for a boost in performance.
Until last year, the sportscar maker offered three plug-in hybrids: the 918 Spyder, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid and the Panamera S E-Hybrid. In December last year though, the company revealed in a sales report that the 918 Spyder was sold-out worldwide. The 911 will “possibly” be the next one as the management is negotiating on that, indicates the new report.
Porsche wants to offer more efficient cars with the use of plug-in hybrid technology but not at the cost of performance, which is its selling point. The CEO concluded the conversation saying that a final decision on a plug-in hybrid 911 hasn’t been made yet but the company is firmly convinced that this technology is the solution for the near future.
[Source: Automotive News]