Years from now, when people are shopping for a used Porsche Macan, they’ll be able to choose between gas-engine models and electric models. Why is that? Porsche has officially announced that the next-generation Macan, which goes on sale in the early 2020s, will be electric-only.
“Electromobility and Porsche go together perfectly; not just because they share a high-efficiency approach, but especially because of their sporty character,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG, said. “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.”
Electric Porsche Macan Can Charge to 80% in 15 Minutes
Porsche will build the electric Macan at its Leipzig, Germany factory, where the current version of the compact SUV is built. The Macan EV will use Volkswagen Group’s upcoming Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, which Porsche will share with Audi and, perhaps, other brands within the VW Group family.
Like the upcoming Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo, the electrified Macan will get an 800-volt charging system compatible with 350 kW DC Fast Chargers. Few of these exist today, but during the next decade they are expected to proliferate, providing an 80% battery charge in just 15 minutes.
With a planned investment of more than $6 billion Euros in electric vehicles between now and 2022, Porsche says that half of its lineup could have an electric drivetrain by 2025. The transition, however, will be gradual. The company is committed to gas and plug-in hybrid choices through the next decade.
When it comes to the next-generation Macan, however, gas becomes part of the past as Porsche speeds forth toward an electrified future.