German Chancellor Angela Merkel (seen here next to the Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid 1)) is convinced that “electric mobility is set to play an ever greater role” and that “vehicles of all classes play a part in growth and innovation”. The head of the German government made this statement at the opening of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on Thursday (September 12, 2013). Merkel then spent some time at the Porsche stand, finding out about the only plug-in hybrid technology to be rolled out for series production in the luxury sedan car segment. The chancellor was welcomed by Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.
Müller presented the Panamera S E-hybrid to the Chancellor, explaining: “This Porsche model combines sporty performance and maximum comfort with the fuel consumption of a compact car – and this Panamera is easy to charge at home by plugging it in as well as charging it as it is driven.”
The plug-in hybrid drive is Porsche’s answer to the main challenge currently faced by the automotive industry: the need to design mobility options that protect the environment and conserve resources. The sports car manufacturer has consistently focused on this requirement, combining these environmental considerations with a fascinating, sporty driving experience. “The ideal synthesis between sportiness and sustainability is achieved in impressive fashion with our new super sports car, the 918 Spyder 2)”, explained Müller.
The IAA trade show in Frankfurt is open to the general public until September 22, from 9 am to 7 pm each day. Sportscar enthusiasts will find the latest models from Porsche in hall 3.0 at stand A12 – the vehicles on show include the “50 Years of the 911” limited edition 911 model 3) and the new 911 Turbo 4).
The press conference hosted by Porsche CEO Matthias Müller along with multiple World Rally Championship winner and Porsche ambassador Walter Röhrl was held on September 10. You can view the webcast here: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/aj2v4htx/lan/de
1) Panamera S E-hybrid: combined fuel consumption 3.1 litres/100 km; combined power consumption 16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 71 g/km
2) 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption 3.3–3.0 litres/100 km; combined power consumption 13.0–12.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions 79–70 g/km
3) “50 Years of the 911” limited edition 911 model: urban fuel consumption 13.8–12.2 litres/100 km; extra-urban fuel consumption 7.1–6.7 litres/100 km; combined fuel consumption 9.5–8.7 litres/100 km; CO2 emissions 224–205 g/km
4) 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S: urban fuel consumption 13.2 litres/100 km; extra-urban fuel consumption 7.7 litres/100 km; combined fuel consumption 9.7 litres/100 km; CO2 emissions 227 g/km