Pricey Porsche hybrid due to go on sale

Porsche is known for its luxury motors – and its recent entry into the hybrid car market has no less eyebrow-raising a price tag. The German car maker’s Panamera S […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Porsche is known for its luxury motors – and its recent entry into the hybrid car market has no less eyebrow-raising a price tag.

The German car maker’s Panamera S E-Hybrid has a top track speed of 167 mph and can hit up to 84 mph in all-electric operation.

With a cool price tag of $99,000 (£62,000), it costs nearly three times as much as the sturdier Toyota Prius.

The car’s lithium-ion battery can fully recharge in around two and a half hours when connected to a 240V power source.

Due to go on sale in the United States in late 2013, the Panamera has a mobile phone app which lets users check up on their car’s charging status.