EV Porsche Panamera to debut in 2027, petrol and PHEV versions to remain

Building on the success of the Taycan, Porsche is currently working on an all-electric Porsche Panamera. Set to make its debut in 2027 alongside a new Taycan, the electric Panamera will be built on Porsche’s ‘Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) Sport’ architecture.

The Porsche-developed SSP architecture will underpin more volume-oriented EVs from the Volkswagen group. However, the ‘SSP Sport’ architecture is exclusive to Porsche and will combine “Porsche-specific modules.”

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Key highlights of the EV Panamera’s SSP Sport architecture are a low cabin floor due to the slimline battery pack, and rear footwells. Besides the SSP Sport architecture, the EV Panamera will also get a further-developed 800-V battery, which has more energy-efficient cell technology and a higher-silicon-content anode than what is used by Porsche today.

On the company’s decision to produce an all-electric Panamera, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said, “We’re targeting higher-margin segments in particular and aim to tap into new sales opportunities in this way.”

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Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

While the electric Panamera and new Taycan will use the SSP Sport architecture, Porsche’s electric Macan and Cayenne will be built on VW Group’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture. The current Porsche Taycan is built on the J1 platform.

Autocar reports that the size of the upcoming electric Panamera will be similar to the long-wheelbase (LWB) Panamera that is available in China. Compared to other EVs, it will be about the size of the Mercedes-Benz EQS or the Lucid Air.

It is reported that the current Porsche Panamera will receive a facelift sometime next year. According to sources close to the matter, the petrol-powered (PHEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Panamera will still be produced alongside the all-electric Panamera until 2030 to cater to various regions. The current Porsche Panamera is built on Porsche’s MSB (Modularer Standardantriebsbaukasten) architecture.

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Prototyp Porsche Macan EV

In Porsche’s latest statement addressing its Initial Public Offering (IPO), Porsche said that its ambition is for BEVs to comprise over 80% of new vehicles delivered in 2030. As part of its strategy, Porsche is also working towards a net carbon-neutral value chain in 2030 and a net carbon-neutral use phase for future BEV models. Porsche’s line-up would have about six all-electric models by 2030.


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