The main competitors of the “green” Macan will be the Jaguar I-Pace and Maserati Grecale Folgore
Porsche aims to launch an all-electric Macan in 2024. It is already known that the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) platform will form the basis of the electric crossover, and now there is information about the power plant.
According to Autocar, the Macan EV will share components with the Taycan – two electric motors will be installed on the front and rear axles, and in total they will produce 612 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque. Moreover, one of the electric motors is shifted as far back as possible for better weight distribution – the mass will be distributed in a ratio of 48:52 versus 49:51 for the Taycan.
The development of the all-electric Porsche Macan comes with challenges. The premiere of the model has already had to be postponed from 2023 to 2024 due to difficulties with the program code. Despite this, the company is betting big on the novelty, saying that it will be “the most sporty car in its class.” Jaguar I-Pace and Maserati Grecale Folgore are tipped to compete with the future Macan EV.
The electric Macan is promised wheels with wide tires for better traction, new shock absorbers and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive suspension. There will be only one battery, its capacity will be 100 kilowatt-hours: on a single charge, the crossover will be able to travel more than 500 kilometers.
By the middle of this decade, half of all Porsche models will be electrified, and by 2030 the share of electric vehicles in the model line should reach 80 percent. The 911 family will be the last to lose gasoline engines.
At the same time, Porsche intends to extend the life cycle of petrol models as much as possible. The automaker is investing tens of millions of dollars in synthetic fuels – carbon-neutral methanol and gasoline will be used in race cars and Porsche Experience events.