After 2024 there could only be electric Macans
Porsche makes no secret of the fact that the future of the brand is largely electric. Apart from more small companies like Rimac, Porsche seems to be tackling electrification more aggressively than any other player in the sports car world. We have known for a while that the Macan will be purely electric in the future, but now a new report shows the Automobile week a more precise schedule.
The report quotes Porsche’s board member responsible for development, Michael Steiner, who says that production of the electric Macan is expected to begin in late 2022. It should be said: This time marks the begin the production. It will take another month, if not another year, for the car to reach the dealerships. We have a very similar situation with Ford and the Mustang Mach-E seen.
Porsche and the ups and downs of electrification
And how could the electric Macan get there? Nothing has been confirmed in this early phase, but we have heard credible rumors that are said to come from Porsche officials and speak of up to 700 hp in a Turbo S variant. Of course, it will not have a turbo, but as with the Taycan the Zuffenhausen residents are likely to fall back on their familiar nomenclature here.
It is known that Porsche wants to continue to offer the next Macan with combustion engines in some markets. According to further rumors, the “small” Porsche SUV could then only switch to electric drives from 2024. Not a completely insensitive undertaking for the sports car manufacturer, after all, the Macan has developed into the brand’s best-selling model in a relatively short time.
Avoiding all internal combustion engines could be a step that many customers are not yet ready for. However, if you look at the speed at which the auto industry is changing, the situation could look very different again in four years.