In today’s gasoline conscious green-aware society, driving a wasteful luxury SUV may be seen akin to stealing candy from a little kid.
In just a few years, however, environmentally-friendly SUV drivers everywhere will be able to make amends by hopping in a new Cayenne Hybrid. Porsche showed off a prototype version of the new Cayenne — their first ever hybrid car.
Our firm’s car accident lawyers commend this effort for attempting to save the environment. With hybrid technology comes another advantage, the control of cars to not run at ridiculously high speeds (like over 100mph) and prevent drivers from speeding. This may potentially save innocent people from dying in wrongful death accidents.
Unlike in some other hybrid systems, the Cayenne’s electric motor is mounted in-line between its gasoline engine and transmission, resulting in better performance figures and fuel efficiency. The car also saves gas by running other components, like the air conditioner and transmission oil pump on electricity alone, and will be the first sporty SUV to feature electro-hydraulic power steering. The whole vehicle is controlled by a central computer, which Porsche calls the Hybrid Manager. The computer monitors about 20,000 data parameters at a time, making it one of the most powerful computers found in any hybrid.
It is reported that Porsche’s hybrid system will allow speed demons to cruise at 70 mph on electric power alone, although it will certainly need gasoline power to reach this speed. Porsche has also said that they plan to use the new technology for a hybrid version of the Panamera four-door sedan, which debuts in 2009.
So just how green is the new Cayenne? When it is finished, it should get between 24 and 26 mpg, a 25% fuel savings over the standard base Cayenne. That may not be enough for the car to save the world, but at least it will save face for its new owners.
Our firm’s experienced car accident lawyers want to make sure that you avoid pain and suffering whenever possible, so no matter what car you drive — the Cayenne or an old clunker — make sure that you find the best car insurance policy available to cover you and your loved ones.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
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