The German manufacturer Porsche recently exhibited its new Macan range… 100% electric. Indeed, after the Porsche Taycan, we knew that the German giant was working on a zero-emission version of its small SUV, whose full-scale tests have already started.
The Porsche Macan in a 100% electric version… but not only
Already present in the electric car market (luxury) with its Taycan, Porsche will continue its road to 100% electric with the next generation of Macan. A model which will be based on the new PPE platform developed by Porsche and Audi, and which should arrive on the market by the year 2023.
Today, Porsche has decided to exhibit the test versions, still well camouflaged, of this new generation of Macan, whose road tests have started. The models have already benefited from numerous test sessions at the Porsche Development Center in Weissach.
On the side of Porsche, we explain: “The all-electric Porsche Macan’s demanding test program, carried out in extreme climatic and topographical conditions, includes tests such as charging and conditioning the high-voltage battery, which must meet very rigorous standards.“In total, the prototypes will cover more than 3 million kilometers before the vehicle goes into series production.
However, Porsche is not giving up on this good old thermal engine yet, and the manufacturer has confirmed that the new generation of Macan will also be offered with thermal engines. For the customer, it will therefore soon be a question of discovering in dealerships, side by side, the electric version and the thermal version of the Porsche Macan. A questionable strategy according to Electrek, since in view of the prices practiced on the electric models, the customer will tend to favor, in this precise case, a thermal version, because less expensive.