The Porsche brand is synonymous with speed, class, and performance. There’s another element to their legacy that’s all too often overlooked: they’ve taken strong steps to be a leader in “green” environmentally-friendly technology and vehicles.

Some of the evidence — and no small part of the R&D — can be seen in Porsche Motorsports, which strikes fear in the hearts of its competition with the Porsche 919 hybrid supercar. But that technology has gradually trickled down to vehicles available to the public.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

If you think buying and driving a hybrid means leaving all hope of fun behind, consider this: the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid uses the same 330-hp twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine found in the Porsche Panamera 4S. Its time to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) is eight-tenths of a second faster, however (and still six-tenths of a second faster than a gas-powered model equipped with the Sport Chrono package). See your Porsche dealer for more details about this car, or — better still — get behind the wheel and drive it.

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The 2018 version of this popular Porsche hybrid model is in stock now. But we’re especially looking forward to the 2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. The folks at Road and Track report a lighter and longer-lasting battery pack, new suspension, lighter weight overall, and innovative new features like an Off-road Precision App that helps the vehicle “learn” on bad terrain and improve driver performance. There’s also an upgraded touchscreen, inherited from the Porsche Panamera.

If you want better fuel economy or a smaller environmental footprint, you don’t need to sacrifice performance and precision. Nor, thankfully, do you have to opt for another brand’s cookie-cutter hybrid. You can drive the same Porsche vehicles you’ve always loved, and more — like a Porsche 911 hybrid, a rumored Porsche Macan hybrid, and the upcoming Porsche Mission E — are on their way.

Questions? Visit Porsche Nashua at 170 Main Dunstable Road today!