The automotive industry is now beginning to enter strange new territory. While there are the pretty well-known EV brands, such as Tesla, BMW and Nissan, new brands that have never produced electric cars before now developing all-electric vehicles in popular segments. One of the newest entries to the EV world will be the next-gen Porsche Macan, which will be entirely electric and contend with cars like the BMW iX3, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi e-tron.
Porsche recently, and officially, announced that the next-generation Macan will be entirely electric and based on the brand’s PPE platform — an all-electric architecture shared with Audi. “Electromobility and Porsche go together perfectly; not just because they share a high-efficiency approach, but especially because of their sporty character,” said Porsche board chairman, Oliver Blume.
This upcoming all-electric Porsche Macan will also get all of the VW Group’s latest technological advancements in electromobility. So along with being built on the PPE platform, it will also get 800-volt charging capabilities, just like the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT. It will also likely get a lot of the impressive cooling capabilities of the Audi e-tron SUV.
While the BMW iX3 already has its hands full, and it’s not even released yet, with its two competitors from Audi and Mercedes, the electric Porsche Macan might pose the biggest threat. The current Macan is already the sportiest driving SUV in its segment so we expect the next-gen car to be no different in that regard. Where it will be different is in its power, tech and efficiency. Thanks to the all-electric torque, real-time torque-vectoring and high performance of electric powertrains, the next-gen Porsche Macan should be a riot to drive. Plus, it will have the prestige of being a Porsche, an all-electric one at that, in a very popular segment.
The all-electric Macan will be built at Porsche’s Leipzig plant and debut in 2020.