Porsche’s electrification efforts will increase with the introduction of the Macan EV. It will reach customers sometime next year and is key to the company’s goal of having more than 80 percent of new car deliveries all-electric models by 2030. The automaker is sharing details about the new crossover ahead of its official debut, giving a taste of what to expect.
At the start of sales of the Macan EV, Porsche will offer it with the performance rear axle “depending on the model”. This gives the crossover its 48:52 weight distribution, which gives the Company announced last November, along with other powertrain details. Together with the two-motor all-wheel drive and the rear-axle steering – a premiere for the Macanwill help improve the agility of the electric vehicle.
The electric crossover will feature a completely revised double wishbone front suspension with a free-standing strut plane and a multi-link rear suspension. Porsche connects the rear wheel suspension to the body via an elastically mounted subframe, with the automaker attaching the rear electric drive unit to the structure. Top-tier versions will come standard with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus – an electronically controlled rear axle differential lock.
The two-valve shock absorbers for Porsche Active Suspension Management are new to the Macan EV. They offer better damping characteristics, are independently adjustable and are available with steel or air springs. Wheel sizes reach up to 22 inches, with the front and rear tires differing in width to accommodate rear-facing weight distribution
The new details help paint a more complete picture of the Macan EV. The crossover will have up to 603 horsepower (450 kilowatts) and more than 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton meters) of torque in its top-of-the-line configuration. It will also have the suspension, technology and features to use it.
The EV that rides on the jointly developed PSA platform, will draw its energy from a lithium-ion battery pack with around 100 kilowatt hours of energy. It will have an 800-volt architecture and can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in 25 minutes. The Macan EV’s range is still a mystery, and likely will remain so until its official unveiling, which could happen sometime this year. Sales of the electric crossover were supposed to start in 2023, but problems with the Volkswagen Group’s software department delayed the launch.