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Porsche announces plans for fully electric Macan SUV

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Porsche will produce the new battery-electric Macan at its Leipzig factory in Germany
Porsche will produce the new battery-electric Macan at its Leipzig factory in Germany
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Porsche will produce the new battery-electric Macan at its Leipzig factory in Germany
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Porsche will produce the new battery-electric Macan at its Leipzig factory in Germany
The Leipzig factory produces most of Porsche's primary model lineup, including the Panamera, the Cayenne, and the Macan
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The Leipzig factory produces most of Porsche's primary model lineup, including the Panamera, the Cayenne, and the Macan

Porsche has announced that the next generation of its Macan crossover will be battery electric. The new Macan will become the first all-electric compact SUV and the third all-electric vehicle in Porsche's line-up when it rolls out early next decade. The Taycan sports car is due out later this year, followed "shortly thereafter" by the Taycan Cross Turismo.

"Electromobility and Porsche go together perfectly; not just because they share a high-efficiency approach, but especially because of their sporty character," said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Porsche AG. Blume says that by 2025 half of all new Porsche vehicles will be electrified, but that over the next decade, attention will be on both electric systems and gasoline combustion systems, sometimes in combination (hybrids).

The next-generation Macan will be built at Leipzig, Germany, where Porsche is gearing up to produce fully electric vehicles on its existing production line.

The Leipzig factory produces most of Porsche's primary model lineup, including the Panamera, the Cayenne, and the Macan
The Leipzig factory produces most of Porsche's primary model lineup, including the Panamera, the Cayenne, and the Macan

The new Macan, says Porsche, will utilize technology very similar to the Taycan, including the 800-volt Porsche Premium Platform Electric architecture developed in collaboration with Audi.

We'll no doubt see further details on the upcoming all-electric Macan as it nears production.

Source: Porsche

2 comments
GregVoevodsky
Tesla - time to focus or you will be a big footnote in History. Competition witll have your old tax advantage by bigger and better brands. Best of luck, but the tide is shifting to the established brands like the PC beating Apple in the PC wars. Hopefully, Tesla will supply batteries and solar panels and save their monopoly ending of cars and tax advantages soon.
Daishi
@GregVoevodsky The point of the tax advantage is to encourage early adoption. It's a useful program but it seems like the government should have issued a handful a year that expire so the rest of the auto industry can't just wait until prices drop and then compete against Tesla selling $35k vehicles with a $7,500 credit while Tesla is faced with potential collapse while mostly everyone buys from which ever manufacturer has available credits to use. I don't think it was the original intent of the program to bankrupt the first successful electric car company so I would be fine with the government creating a program to grant additional credits to the first companies that used theirs (ie Tesla) because it would be better aligned with the intent of the program to reward (rather than punish) early adoption. After that they should sunset the entire program so anyone who hasn't used the credits by a specific date doesn't get to hold on to the credits for ever. $20,000 electric cars in 2025 don't need a $7,500 subsidy. With that said being electric isn't the only thing Tesla does differently and they have had to work though a 60% year over year growth pretty much since the company started. The rest of the industry will have an advantage for a few years but I would not put it past many of them to squander it. GM has burned though their tax credits already too, Ford and Toyota are half way though, and Nissan is about 2/3 of the way. I wouldn't count out Tesla just yet and nobody has their brand recognition in that space. Tesla is so busy trying to scale and expand by the time they get a chance to come up for air the tax credits will be expired at their largest competitors too: https://evadoption.com/ev-sales/federal-ev-tax-credit-phase-out-tracker-by-automaker/