Oh, and it wouldn’t have a petrol engine. Not even as an option.
The second Macan will be the second electric car from Porsche
Porsche has revealed details of the Macan 2024 compact SUV. The second generation of the compact crossover will be Porsche’s second electric vehicle (EV).
We don’t know what it will look like, but Porsche told reporters this week that it will ride on an all-new EV platform developed with Audi. The unit is called Premium Platform Electric (PPE), and the unit size can be increased or decreased to build vehicles to meet different needs.
It uses an 800-volt architecture like the Taycan, which in theory provides faster charging times. Porsche aims to charge the Macan from 5% to 80% in less than 25 minutes using a DC fast charger.
Rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive, up to 603 hp
The platform can accept rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive designs, using one or two electric motors. Porsche says the maximum output available on the Macan at launch will be 603 horsepower.
Unusually, Porsche will mount the rear engine behind the rear axle. The company says the move helps the SUV achieve a weight distribution of nearly 50/50.
The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is said to be available with either air or mechanical suspension. The air-powered version will automatically lower at high speeds for better aerodynamics. Torque vectoring and rear-wheel steering will also be available.
The gasoline-powered McCann is said to be in production for at least 18 months along with its electric replacement. The company isn’t planning to fully use electricity — after saying there may never be 911s — but it hopes to be carbon neutral by 2030.