Electric and Gas-Powered Porsche Macans Will Be Sold Side-By-Side for Two Years
Porsche’s transition to electric is proceeding apace, as they say. After successfully launching the Taycan sedan in the midst of a pandemic, the automaker has other vehicles in the works, not least of which the all-electric version of the brand's best-selling model worldwide, the Macan SUV. That EV is due to debut next year.
As predicted by many, however, the next-generation Macan will initially be produced and sold in both ICE and all-electric versions, the company has confirmed. The idea of course is to ensure a smooth transition from one to the other, and in fact, the electric Macan will have two years to catch on. That's how many years the gasoline-powered Macan will have left on the market after the BEV variant arrives.
As mentioned, the Macan is Porsche's best-selling model. Last year, 88,362 units were sold worldwide, followed closely by the Cayenne with 83,071 units sold.
Despite the model's switch to electric power, Porsche is confident that the Macan will continue to sell well. At least that's the view of Porsche's head of production, Albrecht Reimold, who spoke on Sunday with German outlet Automobilwoche.
"We produce more than 80,000 units of the current generation per year. In the long term, we also plan to produce the electric Macan at this level."Read more