The production of the electrified compact all-terrain vehicle Porsche Macan, at the Leipzig location, is to begin at the beginning of the next decade. Sales are scheduled to start in 2022. Shortly thereafter, combustion engine drivers would have to switch to the purely electric version, at least if you want to continue driving Macan.
According to Blume, it is clear that the Macan, Cayenne, Boxster and Panamera series will be converted to electric drives one after the other. From 2027 only the 911 with combustion engine should be on the road. And the car manufacturer’s deputy chairman, Lutz Meschke, also told Autocar in an interview that the Macan electric car will start next to the combustion engine version when it arrives in 2021/2022. “However, only for a few years”.
Then you have to buy the electric model if you want to drive a compact SUV from Porsche. Although he did not describe the reasons for the strategy too precisely, he found that the transition is likely to be “regionally different” given the different advances in electric car infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Julian Baumann, responsible for the SUV division at Porsche, gave some pointers to the design of the electric Macan. It will be based on the further development of the Taycan platform and should be significantly more aerodynamic than the combustion version, also thanks to a lower hood, as it is known that one can do without the bulky engine. It still maintains “everyday usability,” ”said Baumann, so there’s no need to worry about the Macan getting a sleeker – but less functional – redesign similar to the Cayenne Coupe.
Like the Taycan, it is expected that Porsche will first bring the high-end versions (Turbo and Turbo S) of the Elektro Macan onto the road, then gradually move closer to the mainstream models. The Porsche Macan Turbo S is currently talking of up to 710 hp.
The statement still stands in the room that by 2025 more than 75 percent of all Porsche sold could be purely electric cars. It could be in line with the idea that half of the sales should be generated by selling electrified vehicles by 2025. Meschke confirmed this statement to Autocar and indicated that 30 to 40 percent of new Porsche registrations will be electric within five years.