According to Automotive News, Porsche
will begin production of a plug-in hybrid variant of the Panamera super sedan in 2014. The car is penciled in for the US but the timing of its release is unclear. Sources familiar with the situation also claim that parent company VW will produce plug-in hybrids of the Audi Q7
crossover and the Europe-only VW Passat sometime in 2014 or 2015. Meanwhile Audi
CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed plug-in hybrid versions of the A3, A4 and Q7 would come in 2014.