We’ve known for some time that the Porsche Taycan will have a bigger SUV sibling in the form of the Macan EV. We’ve seen spy photos of the upcoming zero-emission Porsche Macan, and Stuttgart is expected to be on the map to fight American brands that are already ahead of the game.
What we didn’t know was the expected range for the Macan EV, which is admittedly the main selling point of electric vehicles. Porsche shed light on this issue in a report by Car and driver with information from a recent media roundtable.
According to Porsche, the electric Macan will benefit from a “significantly” better range than the Taycan. How better? Expect a number north of 482 kilometers for the EV crossover to match the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y. 2021 Taycan 4S, which has the highest EPA estimated range of the lineup, may travel up to 365 km (227 mi) on a single full charge.
That said, a higher range isn’t exactly impossible for the Macan EV. In the same discussion, Porsche said the Electric Macan will have two battery sizes available, although the US is expected to get the larger battery size.
Another thing to note is that the Macan EV will use the VW Group’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which will also support future Audi and Porsche products. It will also allow rapid charging to a maximum of 270 kilowatts. In this regard, Porsche also plans to strengthen its partnership with the Electrify America charging network.
The electric Porsche Macan would arrive by 2023, which coincides with last year’s report that production will begin by the end of 2022.
More details will arrive closer to its launch, so keep us in your tabs.