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Porsche waffling on killing gas-powered Macan

Porsche waffling on killing gas-powered Macan


Porsche plans to launch a redesigned Macan that includes electrical energy early subsequent yr but additionally could maintain the present gas-powered mannequin on sale for some time.

The transition interval wherein the 2 variations are bought concurrently could stretch longer than beforehand deliberate as a result of uncertainty of the market’s change to EVs.

Citing supplier sources, Automotive Information (subscription required) reported on Thursday that Porsche held a supplier assembly within the Canary Islands this week the place the automaker stated it could delay plans to part out the gas-powered Macan from the present goal of 2025 or 2026. One of many fundamental causes of concern, in keeping with the report, is the shortage of charging infrastructure.

Porsche will reportedly make the choice based mostly on gross sales efficiency over the subsequent two years.

Electric Porsche Macan prototype

Electrical Porsche Macan prototype

The Macan was Porsche’s second hottest mannequin final yr, managing 86,724 deliveries. The Cayenne was the most well-liked with 95,604 deliveries over the identical interval.

Albrecht Reimold, Porsche’s manufacturing chief, a yr in the past stated the electrical Macan ought to in the long run match the volumes of the gas-powered mannequin. Porsche has additionally acknowledged that it’s aiming to have each automobile in its lineup other than the 911 powered by batteries by the top of the last decade, creating an EV gross sales mixture of 80%.

Porsche has been noticed testing prototypes of the electrical Macan. The automobile will look just like the gas-powered mannequin however sport the extra square-shaped headlights that debuted on the Taycan and have since transitioned to the Cayenne with the SUV’s 2024 replace.

Underpinning the electrical Macan can be Volkswagen Group’s new PPE (Premium Platform Electrical) modular platform developed by Audi and Porsche. Audi is out testing a Q6 E-Tron, which would be the first recipient of the platform and a detailed relative of the electrical Macan.



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