Software development within the VW group is slower than expected.
The launch is now expected to occur in 2024.
For more than three years now, Porsche has been teasing the coming of an all-electric version of its popular small Macan SUV. Testing began in 2021 and, initially, it was expected to be introduced in late 2022 and launch in 2023. It looks as though the Macan EV won’t come before 2024.
As one of the most dynamically-involving premium SUVs to drive, the Porsche Macan is highly sought-after. And speaking about being sought-after, anything electric is hot and when combining the two, an electric version of the Macan will become an instant success for the German sports car brand.
Unfortunately, due to problems surrounding the production of software for the vehicle, the Macan’s official market launch will be pushed back to 2024. The software is being developed by Volkswagen’s Cariad division. This same entity is also on a separate program that will require more attention thus causing delays in Porsche’s version according to Autocar.
The unfortunate turn of events means that not only will the Macan EV be delayed but other EVs will also be pushed back. Porsche has plans for electric 718 cars and an all-electric version of the Cayenne as well.
In the future, Porsche will break away from Volkswagen’s physical and digital platform strategies and develop its own. The automaker still expects that 50% of its 2025 sales will include electrified models. By 2023, 80% of new Porsche will be all-electric.