The folks at Porsche AG today announced that the next generation Macan SUV will be a fully electric series.
Due to roll off the assembly line next year, the next-gen Macan will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche.
The development represents an expansion of the Porsche range in the field of electromobility following the Taycan, the first full electric sports car from Porsche which will be launched in various markets around the world including Malaysia, beginning the end of 2019.
Like the Taycan, the new Macan will feature an 800-volt technology, and is based on the Porsche PPE architecture (Premium Platform Electric) developed in collaboration with Audi AG.
It will be produced in Porsche’s plant in Leipzig which will be rolling out all of Porsche’s fully electric vehicles in the future.
Porsche’s plant in Leipzig started series production of the Cayenne SUV in 2002 with 259 employees. Since then, the site has been continually developed to become one of the most advanced and sustainable production facilities in the automotive industry.
Today, it produces more than 90,000 units annually for global markets with more than 4,000 employees.
“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,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG.
“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.”