Porsche is a company that really looks forward. The German brand is committed to developing zero-emission vehicles and is now one step closer to building an electric version of the Macan SUV.
With its release in 2023, the electric Macan has now begun real-world testing, where the company will improve performance, design, battery technology and driving dynamics.
The all-electric Macan will be based on the company's new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which will support a wide range of vehicles. This platform was recently released on the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron concept at the Shanghai motor show.
The PPE platform will support future Volkswagen Group models.
Porsche has not revealed specific details about the Macan, except that it confirms that it will be created from the PPE platform.
One of the biggest advantages of this new platform is its ability to maximize battery space. The concept A6 e-tron has a huge 100kWh battery, which gives the vehicle a required range of over 700km with a single charge.
It is equipped with the most up-to-date 800V charging technology, which can receive up to 270kW of power through high-efficiency chargers.
This means it can add more than 300 kilometers range in 10 minutes and can reach five to 80 percent of the battery charge in just 25 minutes.
Porsche aims to make the Macan electric vehicle the sportiest vehicle in its class and will use a series of tests to ensure that this happens, including a mix of simulated and actual tests. Its performance will be a key attraction.
The recently released Porsche Taycan Turbo S reaches 100km / h in just 2,8 seconds.
Porsche board member Michael Steiner says the brand will continue to offer petrol-powered versions of the Macan.
"In Europe, the demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, but the rate of change varies considerably around the world. "That is why we will be launching another Macan alternative during 2021," says Steiner.
Source of information: news.com.au