The upcoming all-electric version of Porsche’s Cayenne could help the SUV retain its volume selling status in the brand’s line-up
It’s likely that the Cayenne EV will follow in the Macan EV’s lead and share the PPE platform, allowing the large SUV to retain its trademark performance whilst dropping internal combustion entirely.
With a launch date of 2026 in mind, it’s likely that this Cayenne EV will compete against a growing list of electric SUVs in the premium space with rivals including the Polestar 3, BMW iX, and Audi Q8 E-tron.
As reported by UK outlet Autocar, similar to the next-generation Macan, the all-electric Cayenne EV will not be related on a technical level to the reworked combustion-powered SUV that we’ll see from Porsche within the current generation.
If the Cayenne is built on the PPE platform as suspected, four-wheel steering and advanced torque vectoring are two aspects that will likely be included, and could keep the sporty nature of the Cayenne alive.
The 800-volt architecture means that it should be capable of charging at speeds of 270kW when using a DC fast charger.
Although exact battery size still remains a mystery, we can expect it to be larger than the 100kWh unit set to be offered in the Macan EV, so the Cayenne EV should be able to cover up to 500km on a single charge.
Unlike the Audi E-tron Sportback S with its tri-motor system, the Cayenne EV will likely utilise a single electric motor on each axle. Power and torque is also expected to exceed the 338kW/620Nm offered in the Cayenne GTS.
With a larger electric motor on the rear axle, the PPE platform could provide the Cayenne EV with a rearward power bias. It’s a similar story for the weight distribution, with it being skewed towards the rear 48:52 percent.
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