Porsche Pajun Will Only Be Offered As A BEV – No Gas Pajuns Planned

MAR 31 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 32

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid - Pajun Is A Baby Version Of The Panamera

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid – Pajun Is A Baby Version Of The Panamera

Getting in on some of the “behind-the-scenes” action at some automakers is relative easy.Β  Porsche is not one of those automakers.

In general, the German automakers are incredibly difficult to crack, so this leaves us mostly speculating as to what’s in the future pipeline.

This is especially true of Porsche.

Aside from the rumored 300-mile Porsche 717, there are reports suggesting that the upcoming Pajun will be electric only, with no gas or diesel variants offered.

According to Automotive News:

“Porsche will sell its long-planned Pajun sedan only as a electric car to compete with cars such as the Tesla Model S, a German magazine said.”

“Porsche has dropped plans to sell gasoline and diesel variants of the Pajun, auto motor und sport said.”

“The Pajun will go on sale in 2018 or 2019 with an electric drivetrain, the report said.”

As for range, Porsche is reportedly predicting that 215 to 250 miles of electric range will be easily achieved by that timeframe.

Will the electric Pajun be sold in the U.S.? The report doesn’t touch on this, but it would be silly for Porsche to not offer it here, so consider it destined for the U.S.

Automotive News adds:

“The 15-foot-long Pajun will use technology from its larger sibling, the Panamera. The production Pajun (Panamera Junior) likely will have a different name than Pajun.”

We certainly hope the electric Pajun becomes reality.

Source: Automotive News

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32 Comments on "Porsche Pajun Will Only Be Offered As A BEV – No Gas Pajuns Planned"

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And unicorn horns will only come in pink.

Major automakers have had a much better record of coming through on their promises than, say, Tesla. Tesla promises the moon and delivers it late and overpriced; major automakers have much more credibility.

This is a report of a report of a rumor. Porsche hasn’t promised anything.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m under the impression that HUGE Porsche “GE WAttstation on Steroids” matches the car which is 3.0 kw @ 240.

So hopefully the new BEV will at least have 2 of these as an option – speaking of which, how come you can’t get a dual charger Tesla any longer, not even in Europe? – because a bev, while some would be satisfied with either 110 charging or 3kw, there are many who would want at least 6kw.

And as far as 215 mile range, does that mean only if drive all downhill?

HAHA I wonder if the Utilities are finally starting to complain at Tesla to make 40 amps the limitation in the states period, and that if Tesla doesn’t defacto do it, then utilities will start demand charges for residence customers. I wouldn’t at all be surprised.

“speaking of which, how come you can’t get a dual charger Tesla any longer, not even in Europe? – because a bev, while some would be satisfied with either 110 charging or 3kw, there are many who would want at least 6kw.”

At least in the US, you can still get a Tesla with dual chargers- it’s just an accessory installed at the service center rather than a factory option: http://shop.teslamotors.com/collections/model-s-charging-adapters/products/2nd-onboard-charger

And

Yeah precisely my point.

It used to be the majority of purchases. Now, it costs more money overall, plus a deliberate taking of the vehicle back to the service center.

This has to decrease percentage penetration, which has to be the rationale since otherwise why would they change the policy?

Seems like this around the back door approach is allowing Tesla to say at a minimum “Hey don’t look at us, all our vehicles never draw more than 9600 watts from the factory”.

VW Group has almost zero credibility when it comes to BEVs.

Instead they have produced a long line of vaporware instead of promised BEVs.

The electric Golf is now the best selling EV in Europe.

Then tell me where their BEV MicroBus “Bullii” is? They showed a pickup version, too. The VW NILS? The VW Moog, Kai-Nalu, or Nimbus? How about their e-T and T-6? Or, their “E-Bugster”, etc., etc..

Truth is, Tesla has delivered far better on their statements, than major automakers like VW.

? Tesla has one car. It has been promising two others for years now and they are still just promises. One day the Elon-nitrous will begin to wear off some of you Teslaphiles and your common sense will return.

Tesla may only sell one car, but it is the best car on the market, bar none. Name another car that can even comes close to their safety, performance, wireless upgradability, iPad-like controls, auto-pilot/autonomous-ness, cost-of-ownership, warranty, seating for seven, design, dependability, level of customer service, …the list can go on. It takes good talent and time to make a great car from scratch with no prior experience. Even Porsche CEO has admitted that Tesla is in the lead and that they need to follow.

Couldn’t have proven my point better if I had written that response…

Your lack of patience isn’t Tesla’s problem. They continue working on Model X and Model 3 while you troll…

+1

Tesla may only sell one car, but it is the best car on the market, bar none. Name another car that can even come close to their safety, performance, wireless upgradability, iPad-like controls, auto-pilot/autonomous-ness, cost-of-ownership, warranty, seating for seven, design, dependability, level of customer service, …the list can go on. It takes good talent and time to make a great car from scratch with no prior experience. Even Porsche CEO has admitted that Tesla is in the lead and that they need to follow.

Interesting that 2018 is becoming the key point in time for a whole herd of second generation 200 mile BEVs. Besides this one there is the Bolt, Model 3, new gen Focus, 2nd gen Leaf, Audi, and some others too. Some will be sooner and some later, but concrete development plans have to be underway for all of them by now since 2018 is less than 3 years away.

Clearly 2017/2018 is becoming a key inflection point for battery economics that will enable all these cars.

RE: The advent of mainstream 200-mile EVs: I’ve started calling it “The EV Singularity”, when the value proposition of EVs will change so dramatically that a lot of our friends and neighbors who are barely aware of EVs today will suddenly start buying them and telling US how great they are.

(I would have called it a tipping point, but that expression has been used to death in recent years.)

500km range is just what we need and the sooner the better.

500km? That was a typo, right?
…I don’t think you’ll see 500km BEVs for a very long time. Virtually none of the markets needs them, expect possibly Taxis.

Thats just a bit over 300 miles. I personally think this is a valid demand from the BEV buying public.

How do you say “Pajun”?

Vist und German accent, of course. πŸ˜‰

Porsche Pajun Powers; activate! Go Go Power Pajun!

I’m saying it like I say the word Cajun, but I don’t think that’s right.

It won’t be the name of the car, so not really important, but if it were, “Puh-YÚN” (accent on 2nd syllable).

Cajun = Cayenne Junior
Pajun = Panamera Junior

So it’s Ka-Jun and Pa-Jun.

Listen here for how to say Junior in german, in the 7th second.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lPmmX24nU

But the hardest part for non-german speaking or at least non-germanic languages is to pronounciate Porsche.

Listen and learn… πŸ˜‰

So… how do you say Pajun?

I’m not sure if it’s some kind of joke I’m not getting or if you are just slow πŸ˜›

It’s a conjunction of “Panamera” and “Junior”, so unlikely to the be the real name. Just a working code name for now.

Paa-june?

A dedicated EV platform. Very smart.

I wish some other car companies could learn from that….

Yeah, like GM for their “Bolt”… It’s just an electrified Sonic. πŸ˜›