Confirmed: Next Generation Porsche Macan Will Be All-Electric

FEB 26 2019 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 10

Porsche has confirmed via a press release that its Macan has a battery-electric future.

We take any Volkswagen Group press release as a grain of salt. The group’s announcements have been more than plenty and changing regularly. Also, we haven’t really seen a production vehicle to finally verify any truth. Nonetheless — although under the VW umbrella — it seems Porsche is well on its way to an all-electric future.

According to Porsche’s most recent press release, the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG will manufacture the next-gen Macan as an all-electric vehicle. If the automaker follows through, it will be the first battery-electric SUV from the brand.

As Porsche states, this is an additional expansion of the company’s all-electric portfolio. This makes sense since the Porsche Taycan is set to launch later this year. The Macan will be part of the forthcoming, all-new Mission E family of all-electric vehicles. Not to mention that it’s claimed to be followed by the Taycan Cross Turismo. Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG Oliver Blume writes:

Electromobility and Porsche go together perfectly; not just because they share a high-efficiency approach, but especially because of their sporty character. By 2022 we will be investing more than six billion euros in electric mobility, and by 2025 50% of all new Porsche vehicles could have an electric drive system. Nevertheless, over the next ten years we will focus on a drive mix consisting of even further optimised 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.

Porsche, once again, shares that it’s already in the process of transitioning its Leipzig site to an electromobility manufacturing facility. Accordingly, the tech in the upcoming electric Macan should mirror that of the Taycan.

Source: Porsche

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“Accordingly, the tech in the upcoming electric Macan should mirror that of the Taycan.”

TTBOMK the Macan should be build on the PPE platform of Audi/Porsche. Though it probably had some inspiration from the things learned in developing the e-tron and Taycan, I think the tech may very well differ quite a bit.

*edit* well… depending on what tech you are referring to…

Maybe the PPE will be close to the Taycan?

Sure, but maybe not. “It’s possible” is no ground to state “should mirror”, IMO.

According to that press, the PPE platform is capable to charge greater than 350kW.

“Like the Taycan, this compact SUV features 800-volt technology and is based on the Porsche PPE architecture (Premium Platform Electric) developed in collaboration with Audi AG – highlighting the future viability of the site and enhancing its flexibility and efficiency even further.”

I can’t wait to see the unveiling of electric Macan at the end of this year.

Smart move by Porsche.

Porsche currently manifactures around 90.000 ICE Macans per year at their Leipzig plant. Converting all of them to EV is a fantastic move for the environment and a big task for Porsche, even greater than Taycan production which will range between 20k and 40k units. Good job Porsche!

From article: “…According to Porsche’s most recent press release, the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG will manufacture the next-gen Macan as an all-electric vehicle…”
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The sooner the better…

The ICE Porsche Macon is going to get hit hard by Tesla Model Y (compact SUV version of Model 3). Hopefully an all-electric Macon makes it to production in time to counter the Tesla Model Y… allowing Tesla a 2-3 year lead jump on the EV Macon would be nicht gut for Porsche.

Not just the Macan, they go way further. From the German article:

Successively the models Macan, Cayenne, Boxster and Panamera get an electric propulsion.
From 2027 on, only the Porsche classic 911 will be available with an ICE.

Source:
https://efahrer.chip.de/news/porsche-will-das-macan-suv-elektrifizieren_10326

This seems a too optimistic timeframe to transform a legacy carmaker, imo.

Maybe optimistic, but definitely the right approach. Porsche sees the light and is moving with the times. Some other legacy ICE companies may not survive.

The truth is it’s much easier for a premium manufacturer to make such move. $10k in battery costs is much easier absorbed on a $80k car than on a $30k car.