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    Re: Panamera Hybrid

    What a waste of energy...


    Re: Panamera Hybrid

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    Crash said:
    What a waste of energy...



    Why crash? Because of the massive extra weight?

    Re: Panamera Hybrid

    Hybrid is flawed, just a temporary technology to make people feel good about themselves, not about the environement... Full electric or hydrogen is the way to go...

    Porsche is only doing it for their image, especially in Germany, but they won't spend too much money on it.

    There are massive amounts of money spend in research on batteries and solar power. Even if these yield some kind of progress, everybody will recharge their full electric car with free solar power in 10/15 years with batteries lasting the life of the car and rechargeable in under 30 mins... Who will care about oil prices then

    I would also hope/expect that not too far from now, all city center bans fuel cars alltogether, or impose a prohibitive toll on non 100% clean cars.

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    ^^
    Yes, the whole hybrid is nothing but a band wagon and there are better ways to be environmental friendly..............like choosing a weaker engine or a smaller car.

    But hybrids do save a lot of fuel and make sense if you live in LA/SoCal, London or in places where congestion is intense. If you don't drive in heavily congested areas and mostly do high way driving and such then Diesel is the best choice.

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    Re: Panamera Hybrid

    There is a new Article on the Porsche-Site today:

    http://www.porsche.com/uk/aboutporsche/pressreleases/pag/?pool=international-de&id=2008-01-07

    Re: Panamera Hybrid

    Interesting that they show the front door lines but not the rear...

    The car does seem to be thinner than the mules though.

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    it does show them, just over the rear tire... cant see them.. door handles are still there. looks like it could need a faclift already...

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    Atzporsche said:
    it does show them, just over the rear tire... cant see them.. door handles are still there. looks like it could need a faclift already...



    The illustration is very simplistic and Porsche hasn't included any of the major details or design cues. It's just a basic over view of the car.

    Re: Panamera Hybrid

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    luwalira said:
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    Atzporsche said:
    it does show them, just over the rear tire... cant see them.. door handles are still there. looks like it could need a faclift already...



    The illustration is very simplistic and Porsche hasn't included any of the major details or design cues. It's just a basic over view of the car.



    It shows a power buldge on the front hood and the shape of the rear lights (with cut out notches that you wouldn't have been able to tell was there on the camo-ed mules. It doesn't show the rear door line though while it does show the front. It was just a little odd to me...

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    ^^
    Yeah they do give a few detail away but not the shut lines of the rear doors and the boot lid. Neither do I think that the rear lights will be totally red.

    Re: Panamera Hybrid

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    Lars997 said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    What a waste of energy...



    Why crash? Because of the massive extra weight?



    Among other things. A hybrid drive is totally useless outside urban areas, is energy intensive to produce (a Prius wastes more energy and produces more emissions dust-to-dust than a Hummer), very environmentally damaging when discarded (just think of all those batteries) and produces no higher fuel economy than a modern diesel.

    Anyone who drives a hybrid is either misguided or a hypocrite, depending on whether they know about the true cost to the environment.

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    But driving a hybrid makes you feel like a "GASP"
    ...a "Green And Superior Person".

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    Crash said:Among other things. A hybrid drive is totally useless outside urban areas, is energy intensive to produce (a Prius wastes more energy and produces more emissions dust-to-dust than a Hummer), very environmentally damaging when discarded (just think of all those batteries) and produces no higher fuel economy than a modern diesel.

    Anyone who drives a hybrid is either misguided or a hypocrite, depending on whether they know about the true cost to the environment.



    Not to mention the ravishing environmental damage caused by smelting nickel for the batteries.

    http://clubs.ccsu.edu/Recorder/editorial/editorial_item.asp?NewsID=188

    "As already noted, the Prius is partly driven by a battery which contains nickel. The nickel is mined and smelted at a plant in Sudbury, Ontario. This plant has caused so much environmental damage to the surrounding environment that NASA has used the 'dead zone' around the plant to test moon rovers. The area around the plant is devoid of any life for miles."

    "When you pool together all the combined energy it takes to drive and build a Toyota Prius, the flagship car of energy fanatics, it takes almost 50 percent more energy than a Hummer - the Prius's arch nemesis."

    "One last fun fact for you: it takes five years to offset the premium price of a Prius. Meaning, you have to wait 60 months to save any money over a non-hybrid car because of lower gas expenses."

    Re: Panamera Hybrid

    Totally rediculous - in a different threat people screem that a Diesel goes into a R8 - and now we have Porsche Hybrids...I think THAT is much worse n pure marketing....
    Why buying a +2.2 tons car in the first place to safe 1-2 liter of fuel or so afterwards ?...Does somebody know how much this thing weights ???
    I also heard that getting rid of all those upcomming "used" hybrid batteries is a serious environmental issue.
    I know a Lexus L600h driver who said it's all BS - it has the same fuelconsumption like it's predecessor he had (460 if I am not mistaken) - he just can play the great stereo much longer and the aircon runs when it's off...

     
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