Porsche Details New Powertrain for Electric Macan

Image: Porsche Macan EV Prototype

Porsche shared new details about its Macan electric vehicle (EV), which will use the company’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) powertrain along with the rest of the automaker’s upcoming lineup (via Yahoo Finance).

The platform was co-developed with Audi and will support Porsche’s plans to reach 80 percent fully-electric vehicles by 2030.

“The [PPE] is allowing us to use it for numerous models; we chose the Macan because it is a very good selling model at the moment in the U.S, and we hope to achieve the same selling numbers of course with this car,” Porsche Macan EV Powertrain Manager Antoon Janssen said. “And [it] will help us reach numbers that we aim for at the end of this decade, mainly on our way to 80% of volume mix as EV cars.”

The Macan EV will hit markets in 2025, featuring either rear motor or dual-motor all-wheel-drive, as well as an 800-volt architecture and a 100kWh battery for 603hp.

Additionally, the vehicle’s battery pack is set to include 12 modules with prismatic cells for higher energy density and charging capacity, in addition to “bank charging” to allow parallel charging of each wheel motors. It’s still unclear how much range the Macan EV is expected to include.

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) will be included for all-wheel drive models, offering air suspension. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus will be standard on higher trim levels, offering an electronic locking differential for all tractions.

The news comes under a week after Porsche reached 100,000 Taycan EVs produced, and the electrification of the best-selling Macan SUV is expected to be a major help in the automaker’s process toward retaining consumer interest.