- The Porsche Macan EV is expected to have standard all-wheel drive and two electric motors.
- Porsche expects a late 2024 delivery date for the exceptional electric SUV.
- The automaker is testing the limits of the newest EV with over two million miles of driving in harsh weather and rugged roads.
Soon, the divine Porsche Taycan won’t be the available EV in the Porsche lineup. The automaker is perfecting the performance and testing the range in the upcoming Porsche Macan EV. This exceptional vehicle will deliver ample interior space with luxurious interior features atop a meticulously engineered electric platform called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE).
Minimal Drag and Plenty of Horsepower
While the automaker hasn’t revealed too many details, it has showcased range and a few mechanical details. The all-wheel-drive Macan EV will have two permanent-magnet synchronous motors with a single-speed gearbox, and the EV will top out with about 600 horsepower and 730 lb-ft of torque.
Despite being an SUV, the Macan EV will ride like a race car with a flat, closed floor with flexible fairings for minimal air resistance. This beautiful EV will feature aerodynamic tire contours and an adjustable rear spoiler that moves based on the driving conditions and settings. The drag coefficient is a mind-blowing .25, making the Macan EV one of the most aerodynamic and “fuel-efficient” SUVs in the industry. For comparison, the sleek Porsche Taycan has a drag coefficient of .22 – just a tad better than the Macan EV.
No Sitting Around Thanks to an 800V Charging Architecture
Drivers who choose the Macan EV will appreciate the 800-volt electrical architecture that can charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in about 22 minutes (as long as the charger can deliver at 270 kW). The Macan will also feature noticeable regenerative braking up to 240 kW.
Porsche is putting the pre-production Macan EV through the ringer. The automaker is testing it in a variety of weather conditions, even chilly winter weather, to determine how the battery and electric motors respond. The camouflaged prototype has been driven over two million miles on test tracks, off-road trails, and public roads in conditions as harsh as -22°F in Scandinavia to 122°F in Death Valley California.
Decent Range for a Performance-Based EV
While the EPA-estimated and manufacturer-estimated range has yet to be released, early estimates see the Porsche Macan EV prototype having a range of about 280 miles to a full charge. Of course, actual range is always dependent on road conditions, driving speeds, and temperature. If the Macan EV does end up with a range of around 280 miles, it will best the Taycan with a range that tops out at around 245 miles.
With an expected release date in late 2024, we’ll all find out soon what this luxurious, sporty, and performance EV can do.
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