Porsche is making the journey to towards e-mobility through the new Cayenne E-Hybrid, with an electric engine that is now boasting a 43 percent increase in electric engine performance than its predecessor (136hp). Both systems (electric and combustion engine) combined bring the vehicle’s total system power to 462 hp. To ensure the electric engine can be used in all of the standard Sport Chrono Package’s driving modes, Porsche’s Boost strategy derives from the 918 Spyder supercar.
Maximum system torque becomes available as you press the accelerator pedal, and depending on the driving situation, drivers can draw on the boost torque across the entire range of speeds leading to more agile and superior driving experiences. Generally in performance-focused Sport and Sport Plus modes, all of the battery’s energy can be used for a boost; in Sport mode, the battery is charged just as much as is required for a new boost; and finally, in Sport Plus mode, the batter is recharged as quickly as possible.
Porsche Battery and Wireless Technology
The battery capacity of the Cayenne E-Hybrid is improved dramatically, in addition to the distance in both boost and distance reserves. Compared to the previous model, the battery capacity increased from 10,8-14.1 kWh (30 percent). The battery is fluid cooled and stored beneath the loading floor in the rear of the car and consists of eight cell modules containing 13 lithium-ion cells each. The charging process is managed and monitored using Porsche technology via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and the Porsche Connect app (remotely).
When the vehicle’s ignition is switched off, independent climate control is standard and can also be controlled via a smartphone with Porsche Connect. Additionally, the App will help you find and filter charging stations and set these as navigation destinations. As an owner of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche will allow you cross-provider access to public charging stations without requiring additional registration with the relevant provider (all charges are just billed directly via the Porsche ID account). It’s a pretty seamless Porsche experience, from your initial charge to your engine boost.
New Hybrid Module and Rapid Switching Tiptronic S
Porsche redesigned the Cayenne E-Hybrid’s drive train. The hybrid module consists of a highly-integrated combination of electric engine and separating clutch. In contrast to the previous electro-hydraulic system with the spindle actuator, the separating clutch is operated electromechanically, which ensures even faster reaction times. The transmission acquires the new Tiptronic S, newly developed for the entire Cayenne range with eight speeds. The automatic gearbox not only offers even more comfortable and smoother starting but also significantly speeds up switching. Interruption of tractive force during switching processes is also reduced further.
Active Hang-On All-Wheel Drive and 3.5 ton Trailer Load
With Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an active hang-on all-wheel drive with an electronically regulated, map-controlled multi-plate clutch. With its broad range of torque distribution, the system offers clear benefits in terms of driving dynamics, agility, traction control and offroad capabilities. Thanks to the brand new chassis, Cayenne E-Hybrid offers the same sports car driving dynamics as all models of the new Cayenne generation. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is available as standard. Optional features include the electric Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabilization system and a trailer connection for loads up to 3.5 tonnes.
New Options, Including Heads-Up Display and 22-inch Light Metal Wheels
With the launch of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche expands its range of assistance systems and optional features for the entire series with a variety of innovations. For the first time, head-up display is available in a Porsche. It projects all the relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of vision in a full-color display. Other new features now available in the Cayenne include the smart digital copilot Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, massage seats, a heated windscreen, independent heating with remote operation and 22-inch light metal wheels.