Porsche Says The Macan EV Will Have Up To 603 HP

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And the charging speeds will be spectacular.

Porsche has released more details, photos, and a video previewing the upcoming 2024 Macan EV. Before we get to that, the German automaker's electromobility efforts are continuing at a rapid pace. By 2025, over half of new Porsches will be electrified, meaning as plug-in hybrids or fully battery electric. By 2030, the 80% of all new deliveries should be all-electric.

This leads us back to the Macan EV, the first Porsche to utilize the 800-volt PPE architecture. It'll have a state-of-the-art battery and charge management system and Porsche promises it'll be the sportiest SUV in its segment. Top trim levels will have a fully variable electronically controlled rear differential and a "performance rear axle" with an electric motor located behind the rear axle. It will be underpinned by the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, developed jointly with Audi for future models.

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Porsche says this allows for a rear-dominant all-wheel-drive application. Combined with torque distribution in the AWD system, the Macan EV will maintain high agility when accelerating out of corners. As for power, Porsche claims the SUV will have as much as 603 horsepower and over 738 lb-ft of torque in top configuration, likely called the Turbo (despite not having a turbocharger).

To help handle that supercar-level output, engineers completely revised the double-wishbone front suspension with a detached strut level at the front and a multi-link at the rear. The latter is connected to the body via an elastically mounted subframe and the rear electric drive is bolted directly to the structure at four points. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system will be standard on top trims as well.

Another interesting new feature found on the Macan EV is the two-valve shock absorbers for the Porsche Active Suspension Management system.

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Not only are they independently adjustable, but will provide greater damper characteristics and are compatible with both steel and air suspensions. Wheels will measure in size up to 22 inches and the front and rear tires will differ in width to appropriately handle the SUV's 48:52 weight distribution.

As for charging, the aforementioned 800-volt technology enables a fast-charging time from 5 to 80% in just 25 minutes.

Porsche hasn't provided range estimates yet but we have no doubt those figures will be highly competitive, meaning at least 300 miles on a single charge. An official reveal date has also not been announced but it will definitely happen later this year as the Macan EV will hit showrooms before 2024 concludes.

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