After the unquestionable success of the Taycan, Porsche’s first electric car, the German firm is finalizing the launch of its second zero-emission proposal, the new Macan. This model will be even more ambitious, as it will become the access proposal of the Stuttgart firm; In addition, it will be in charge of launching the PPE platform.
Said architecture, developed in collaboration with Audi, will have an 800-volt electrical system, which will allow it to charge at a maximum of 270 kW of power in direct current. It would not be surprising if, thanks to the use of new management software, the Macan can improve the charging times of the Taycan (5-80% in 22.5 minutes).
Porsche has already confirmed at the time that the electric Macan will approve a “significantly greater” range than the Taycan, which in its GTS version achieves a maximum of 504 km WLTP. This does not necessarily mean that it will use more capable battery packs, as its drive unit may be more polished and more efficient.
“We have learned that autonomy and ‘range anxiety’ are a problem in some markets,” Michael Steiner, Porsche development director, admitted a few months ago during a meeting with journalists. The vast majority of Taycan buyers opt for the 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus over the 79.2 kWh Performance Battery. Like the sedan, the Macan will be available in two different packages.
The electric Porsche Macan will launch in 2023
Although it does not yet have a definite presentation date, it is very possible that the electric Macan will be revealed at the end of the year, while its commercial launch will wait until 2023. Its production will take place at the German plant in Leipzig, from which it is also the future electric flagship (Panamera?) of the company will come out.
Since its coming-out is imminent, the prototypes used during the development tests have begun to lose camouflage, allowing us to observe in greater detail the main lines of the SUV, which will abandon its rounded “mini Cayenne” aesthetic to adopt a more aggressive front. directly inspired by the Taycan.
The upper grille will disappear as it is unnecessary, bringing the Macan’s design closer to the brand’s rear-engined sports cars (718, 911). The profile will be more aerodynamic, with a more inclined rear window that will be somewhat reminiscent of the Cayenne Coupé. Although there are no images of the cabin yet, it is expected to be relatively similar to that of the Taycan.