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Porsche Macan EV 2024: more details confirmed for Stuttgart’s first-ever electric SUV


The Porsche Macan EV promises up to 450kW of power and over 500km of range

Porsche has revealed more details about its first electric SUV, the Macan EV, which is set to launch some time during 2024. 

The electric SUV will be a crucial model for the brand and will help lead the Volkswagen-owned company further into the electrification era. 

According to fresh reports by US automotive outlet Road & Track, the Porsche Macan EV could launch with two variants, a Macan 4 and Macan Turbo, with electric power expected to be around 450kW in high-spec guise.

2024 Porsche Macan EV driving shot with group
A group of electric Porsche Macans on track in Germany

We’ve also now seen a glimpse of the Macan EV’s interior, which features three screens: one for the driver cluster, one for the core touchscreen infotainment and another for the front passenger to use.  

But now, here are some other details you should know about Porsche’s first electric SUV

Macan EV battery, range, power and platform

Porsche Audi PPE platform rear motor
The Porsche Audi PPE rear electric motor unit

The Porsche Macan EV is set to launch on the Volkswagen Group’s new PPE platform that will also underpin the upcoming Audi Q6 E-tron. Unsurprisingly, it has been co-developed by Audi

The model will be built in Germany and, for its batteries, will use NMC cells (nickel-manganese-cobalt). The Macan’s battery will have a gross size of 100kWh, however its usable size is unknown.

Porsche has stated that the new battery has 23 percent greater energy density than a Taycan’s battery, and has 215 percent more energy content. All 12 battery modules are reportedly repairable and replaceable. 

2024 Porsche Macan EV interior pic
A look inside the new cabin of the Macan EV

This new battery should give the SUV a range of around 500km, depending on which variant is chosen. 

In terms of variants, these are still unconfirmed, however Road & Track states that it saw mentions of ‘Macan 4’ and ‘Macan Turbo’ nameplates during the pre-production drive in Germany. 

The Macan EV is set to be a dual-motor vehicle, with a smaller electric motor on the front axle and a larger one on the rear axle. A locking rear differential is also set to feature, in a likely move to ensure the Macan drives like a Porsche should. 

Porsche Macan EV 2024 PPE platfrom
The new PPE platform under the Macan EV

Porsche’s global electrification plans 

While most of the focus has been on the Macan EV, Porsche is busy working away behind the scenes on the electrification of the rest of its range. 

In October 2023, Porsche’s chief executive officer Oliver Blume confirmed a hybrid version of its iconic 911 sports car. Details are still very much under wraps, but expect a potent amount of power and a decent chunk of electric assistance. 

Porsche Macan EV 2024 drifting
Rear locking differential could mean more rear bias

An fully-electric 718 Boxster/Cayman duo is also due within the next two years. 

The popular Porsche Cayenne large SUV is set to gain a full-electric version in 2026 that will live alongside a combustion model for some time.