This comes after the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG had decided to reserve the Macan as a fully electric series and will be the first all-electric compact SUV from Porsche when it’s introduced early next decade.
This will add to Porsche’s portfolio of electric vehicles, following the introduction of the Taycan – Porsche’s first purely electric sports car due to be launched at the end of this year – followed by the Taycan Cross Turismo.
“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,” said Porsche AG, Chairman of the Board of Management, Oliver Blume.
“Nevertheless, over the next 10 years our focus will still be on optimising petrol engines, plug-in hybrid models, and purely electrically-operated sports cars,” he added.
Porsche will continue to produce the new Macans at the Leipzig plant in Germany, where currently over 90,000 units are built annually to fuel the global demand for the compact SUV.