Thursday, February 9, 2023
News Porsche Wants to Sell as Many Macan EVs as Gasoline Macans

Porsche Wants to Sell as Many Macan EVs as Gasoline Macans

Porsche intends to build as many Macan EVs per year as it currently does for the regular Macan.

  • The company currently builds about 80,000 Macan models each year, which is its goal for the electric model

  • Production is set to begin late next year, but delays could push the date back

  • Porsche will continue to produce the current version for about two years after the electric model is on sale

Porsche is working on the electric Macan that should arrive as a 2024 model and the company has high expectations for this model.

According to its chief of production, the automaker wants to sell as many units of the EV as it currently sells of the gasoline model.

This means that Porsche expects to produce close to 80,000 Macan EVs per year, which would make it one of its best-selling products.

During the first half of 2022, Porsche sold 38,039 units of the Macan, making it its second most popular model behind the Cayenne, with 41,947 sales.

This production goal is quite ambitious considering the Macan EV will only be the brand’s second fully electric vehicle, after the Taycan Sports car.

The electric Macan is due for an introduction and start of production towards the end of 2023 for the 2024 model year, but delays related to software development issues could push its debut back by close to a year.

Indeed, Volkswagen Group’s Cariad software team is reportedly running late on the development of the software needed for many new vehicles such as the Porsche Macan EV and the Audi Q6 e-tron, which will share the same platform.

These delays haven’t been confirmed and prototypes for the electric Macan have been spied testing on the track and on the roads many times already, which suggests that the company could actually make the initial deadline.

According to the chief of production, the introduction of the electric variant will not signal the immediate death of the combustion-powered Macan since the current version will remain on sale for another two years after the EV has arrived.

Source: Automotive News

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