- Dec 16, 2019
- Reaction score
- Southlake, TX
- 2015 Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid
It doesn't have to be an absolute. My wife wanted to "not burn gas" but she also wasn't comfortable having our primary family long-haul vehicle be a BEV. We didn't feel the infrastructure was in place for it plus she was worried about depending on a BEV if having to evacuate the SC coast for a hurricane, which has been known to take 16 hours in traffic.If your goal is to not burn gas, then don't buy a PHEV.
Therefore, we went with a PHEV. Admittedly her XC-90 doesn't have great electric-only range, but for the type of in-town driving she does between charges, it probably covers 80%.
So you can "want to not burn gas" and get a PHEV if you still don't want to fully jump into the BEV world.
(By the way, I got my Panamera as a PHEV because it was a better sell to the wife, who likes the PHEV part, but also gives me an extra 100 hp of immediate electric low end torque, which make it a blast.)