The Porsche Macan EV is underway and should be on sale in 2024. What is already known about the electric version of the popular model?
The Porsche Macan EV will sit on the Volkswagen Group’s latest platform – PPE (premium platform electric).
The car will get power from a battery pack with 100 kWh gross and 96-98 kWh of usable capacity. Porsche believes this battery size provides an ideal balance between the battery’s weight, the vehicle’s efficiency, and the achievable range.
The most potent version of the Macan EV will pack as much as 603 hp and over 738 pound-feet of torque.
Like in the case of the Porsche Taycan, the Macan’s PPE platform will utilize an 800-volt battery system. That technology allows both high-level energy recovery due to regenerative braking and DC fast charging.
While the Taycan accepts up to 270 kW, the Macan’s charging ability will be higher – somewhere from 275 to 280 kilowatts.
The Porsche Macan EV will charge from 5% to 80% in 25 minutes – 2.5 min longer than the Taycan, but the latter has a battery with less usable capacity (83.7 kWh).
Compared to the Taycan, the all-electric Macan will be better in terms of powertrain efficiency and cooling, battery cooling, and power electronics efficiency.
Porsche confirmed that Macan EV will have a rear-mounted electronic locking differential, increased steering angle (by 15 %), and rear-wheel steering at up to 5 degrees working at speeds below 50 mph.
The automaker planned to launch the electric Macan next year but has to postpone until 2024.
Should I Buy a Porsche Macan?
Yes, if you want a sports car in the clothing of a luxury crossover. It has spry handling, handsome and high-quality interior with a straightforward infotainment system, powerful engine options, and an ample choice of features for customization.
The Macan is more expensive, less practical and spacious than some rivals, but it is still a great pick.