15 World’s Most Expensive Hybrid Electric Vehicles

A hybrid electric vehicle is a kind of hybrid vehicles that is powered by a standard combustion engine and an electric motor. The first hybrid electric vehicle, Lohner Porsche Mixte hybrid was developed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1901. The Toyota Prius was launched in 1997 and revolutionized the market of hybrid cars. As the fuel price is increasing, the popularity of the electric cars is also growing. With the increasing popularity of these kinds of vehicles, a few giant automobile manufacture companies released hybrid cars in the 2000s. They are more expensive than a conventional car and some of them have a price tag of million dollar. We have compiled a list of world’s most expensive hybrid electric vehicles. Let’s take a look.

15. Mercedes-Benz E Class

Mercedes-Benz E Class hybridPhoto credit: Autoblog

Price: $56,000

The Mercedes-Benz E Class sedan has a 3.5 L V6 engine with an electric motor that produces a total power of 329 horsepower. The battery fitted in this car itself produces 29 horsepower. There are several models and all of them have same engine specification. The new E400 hybrid of 2015 will have the same engine which gives an average of 29 miles per gallon. The engine can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 241 km/h.

14. Lexus GS 450h

Lexus GS 450hPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $61,400

The Lexus GS 450h boasts a powerful engine, 3.5 L V6 that produces 338 horsepower along with an electric motor. It is a super ultra-low emission vehicle. Lexus GS 450h uses the chassis of the Toyota’s S series car. It is considered the best looking car in the Lexus Automobiles. It can reach the speed of 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. It features the world’s first Atkinson cycle engine with direct and port injection system.

13. Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

Volkswagen Touareg HybridPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $64,000

The Volkswagen Touareg hybrid is the first ever hybrid vehicle of Volkswagen, fitted with a 3.0 L V6 supercharged gasoline engine and an electric motor. The motor helps in reducing the fuel consumption and emission of gas. Both the power sources produce a total of 380 horsepower with 428 pound feet of torque. The Touareg hybrid might be the most expensive vehicle of Volkswagen and well equipped with touch navigation system and keyless access using the push button.

12. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne HybridPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $70,000

Porsche is known for manufacturing the best and premium automobiles. The engine combined with electric motor produces 416 horsepower. It can reach the acceleration of 10 km/h in just 5.9 seconds and has the maximum speed of 243 km/h. It features E Mobility technology which allows us to monitor the Porsche Cayenne remotely via a smartphone app. With this app, you can see the statistical information about the vehicle such as fuel consumption on the last trip and remaining charge time.

11. 2015 Cadillac ELR

2015 Cadillac ELRPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $75,000

The new 2015 Cadillac ELR has a more powerful electric motor as comparable to the previous model. It is fitted with a 1.4 L inline gasoline engine with a 157 horsepower electric motor. The all electric range of this vehicle is around 40 miles in one charging. Its high price tag reflects a negative impact because the Chevrolet Volt has the same specifications and worth only $30,000.

10. 2015 BMW Active Hybrid 7

2015 BMW Active Hybrid 7Photo credit: Betterparts

Price: $84,000

The BMW Active Hybrid 7 is the largest luxury sedan produced by BMW. Its 3.0 L inline engine is equipped with an electric motor that produces 350 horsepower. It can sprint to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. All the specifications are same as the previous models except a more powerful electric motor. It is well equipped with all luxury features and an iDrive Entertainment system which allows the driver to use all the functions smartly without taking your eyes off the road.

9. 2014 Tesla S P85

Tesla Model S P85Photo credit: Wikimedia

Price: $93,000

Tesla Motor is a great and growing automobile company which has produced many vehicles including S series P85. It has an 85 kWh of battery which runs the vehicle for 510 km at a constant speed of 55 km/h. The battery pack contains more than 7100 lithium-ion battery cells. Both the power sources produce 416 horsepower. Tesla is currently planning to launch the next model, P85D during the next year.

8. Mercedes-Benz S Class Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S Class HybridPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $94,000

The hybrid vehicle of one of the most luxury sedan, Mercedes-Benz S Class, has a 3.0 L V6 with an electric motor. It features a unique and smart system to change the driving modes. If the car is moving down a hill then it automatically chooses the electric motor to minimize the fuel consumption. The all new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class hybrid will arrive in spring with a more powerful engine that produces 436 horsepower.

7. 2015 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid (Plug-in)Photo credit: Wikimedia

Price: $99,000

Porsche launched the first Panamera in 2009 with an aim to reduce the carbon dioxide emission. The 2015 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid looks similar to the previous model but has the output of 416 horsepower. It gives a combined rating of 52 miles per gallon and it can travel up to 15 miles on the electric engine alone. It is ranked among the top vehicles of Porsche.

6. Fisker Karma

Fisker KarmaPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $116,000

The Fisker Karma is a concept car and boasts a 2.0 L tubocharged Ecotec I4 engine and an electric motor which generates 161 horsepower alone. It is capable of reaching to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 201 km/h. Only limited cars were produced by Fisker Automobiles during 2011 and 2012. Due to the small interior volume, it is also known as a subcompact car. In 2013, the company was acquired by Wanxiang Group and they decided to restart the production in the early 2015.

5. 2014 Lexus LS 600h

2014 Lexus LS 600hPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $120,000

Lexus LS is the fourth generation vehicle of the Lexus Automobiles. It generates the output of 438 horsepower but offers a deficient rating of 19 miles per gallon. At the time of the launch, it became the most expensive luxury sedan in Japan. It offers some cool features such as a touch screen that allows you to use mobile apps including Pandora, Bing, Yelp and Facebook. Most of the apps are voice controlled for the safety purpose.

4. BMW i8

BMW i8Photo credit: BMW

Price: $135,000

The BMW i8 was first unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The production began in 2013 and deliveries to the customers started in August 2014. It is powered by a turbocharged Inline 3 gasoline engine and a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. It can go from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h. Both the engines develop 357 horsepower and 236 pound feet of torque. It is regarded as the best BMW in design and its interior is made from renewable materials. BMW i8 won the award of the concept car of the year at the Auto China in 2012.

3. Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder - Hybrid Electric VehiclesPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $845,000

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a limited edition mid-sized hybrid supercar produced in 2013 by Porsche. Only 918 units were built. It is powered by a 4.6 L V8 engine and two electric motors, developing a combined output of 887 horsepower. Its lithium-ion battery delivers a range of 19 km alone and both the engines provide a top speed of 340 km/h. It can sprint to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds and can reach to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds.

2. McLaren P1

McLaren P1Photo credit: Wikimedia

Price: $1.35 Million

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The McLaren P1 is a plug-in hybrid supercar and looks similar to the McLaren F1 of 1992. It is a limited edition car and only 375 units were built. It boasts a McLaren twin turbo V8 engine and an electric motor that has a total range of 530 kilometers. It is a two-seater mid-sized vehicle and completely made up of carbon fiber monocoque. It is fitted with a safety roof concept called Monocage. It also features a KERS system which helps the engine to boost acceleration.

1. LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrariPhoto credit: Wikimedia

Price: $1.69 Million

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The position of the most expensive hybrid electric vehicle is currently acquired by LaFerrari. It is a limited edition supercar and only 499 units were built. It boasts a 6.3 L V12 engine which produces 789 horsepower with an electric motor that produces an extra 161 horsepower. It has a top speed of 350 km/h and can reach the speed of 200 km/h in less than seven seconds. It is also powered by Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that provide small bursts of power to improve the performance.

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