Porsche has announced its intention to introduce an all-electric Macan, aiming to offer the sportiest model in its segment. Jörg Kerner, VP of the Macan for Porsche, expressed the company’s ambition to elevate the successful SUV to a new level.
The initial plan is to bring two Macan configurations to the market: the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo, each offering different performance metrics. Notably, this will be the first time the automaker uses this technology on an EV. The Macan will have a DC charging capability of 270 kW, enabling it to charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 21 minutes under ideal conditions, without the need for an additional lithium-ion booster. The vehicle will also utilize regenerative braking to recuperate up to 240 kW of power through the electric motors while driving.
The new Macan is designed to deliver a real sports car feeling with its sporty seat position, low center of gravity, driving dynamics, and steering precision. Equipped with the Porsche Traction Management system (ePTM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), the vehicle promises improved traction, driving stability, and lateral dynamics.
The Macan EV boasts an 18-cubic-foot capacity behind the rear-seat bench and a 2.9-cubic-foot frunk, resulting in a total space that is 4.4 cubic feet greater than the previous Macan model. It also features a new-generation infotainment system with navigation arrows visually integrated into the real world, as well as support for Android Automotive OS and Apple CarPlay. Porsche Communication Management enables voice commands through “Hey Porsche” for accessing suggested routes, charging stops, and other vital information.
In terms of pricing, the Macan 4 is set at $78,800, while the Turbo configuration will be priced at $105,300, with both prices excluding the $1,650 delivery, processing, and handling fee.