The Volkswagen Group has long made it clear that all of its divisions, including Porsche, had ambitious electrification plans. By 2025, every brand it owns will see its lineup be transformed.
We fully expect therefore that the coming months and years will see a multitude of announcements made regarding electric mobility.
One of those is a new report to do with Porsche’s Macan. According to German news outlet Spiegel, the automaker is given the green light to develop an all-electric version of its small SUV, which it hopes to have ready to bring to market by 2022.
Before then, of course, the German premium brand will launch the Taycan, likely later this year. A second variant of this new model, the Taycan Cross Turismo, is also in the works; that version will get a slightly higher ground clearance.
The idea of an all-electric Macan is an intriguing one that could translate into a monster success story. Already the Macan outsells the Panamera by a three-to-one margin. It’s also clear that Porsche fans are more than open to the idea of electrification: the company has already doubled the planned production run of the Taycan (from 20,000 to 40,000 units) in response to strong demand.
As previously reported, Porsche wants half of the models in its lineup to be electrified in some form by 2025.