Porsche announces all-electric Macan

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Porsche has announced that the next generation of the Macan will be a BEV – the first all-electric compact SUV from the OEM. The electric Macan will go into production at the start of the next decade.

Porsche’s Taycan will launch at the end of 2019, followed by its derivative, the Taycan Cross Turismo. The all-electric Macan will be the next vehicle in Porsche’s electrification strategy.

“Electromobility and Porsche go together perfectly; not just because they share a high-efficiency approach, but especially because of their sporty character,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche.

“By 2022 we will be investing more than €6bn (US$6.8bn) in electric mobility, and by 2025 50% of all new Porsche vehicles could have an electric drive system. Nevertheless, over the next 10 years we will focus on a drive mix consisting of even further optimized petrol engines, plug-in hybrid models, and purely electrically operated sports cars.

“Our aim is to take a pioneering role in technology, and for this reason we will continue to consistently align the company with the mobility of the future.”

The next generation of the Macan will be manufactured at the company’s Leipzig site – a decision taken in July, 2018. Making this investment in electromobility at the Leipzig site creates the opportunity to produce fully electric vehicles on the existing production line in the future.

Like the Taycan, the electric Macan will feature 800V technology. The vehicle will be based on the Porsche PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture developed in collaboration with Audi.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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