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News The Electric Porsche Cayenne Should Arrive in 2026

The Electric Porsche Cayenne Should Arrive in 2026

The Porsche Cayenne will be joined by an electric version in 2026.

  • The electric model will be unrelated to the gasoline-powered version.

  • The current model will be refreshed and remain on the market for a few years after the EV version has arrived.

  • The Cayenne EV will be positioned between the Macan EV and a new flagship electric SUV.

The electric version of the Porsche Cayenne is on track to be launched in 2026, two years after the Macan EV is expected to reach buyers.

This new version of the company’s most popular product might not share anything other than its name with the current Cayenne, however, since the EV will be based on the upcoming PPE platform.

The 2024 Macan EV and Audi Q6 E-Tron should be the first two vehicles to use the PPE platform, which will feature technologies such as 800-volt charging and four-wheel steering.

Like the current Taycan, the Cayenne EV will be able to charge at rates in excess of 270 kW and it should benefit from a longer range than the Macan EV, which is expected to cover over 300 miles (483 kilometres) on a charge.

In order to do so, the larger Cayenne will most likely use a bigger battery pack than the 100-kWh unit specified for the Macan.

This battery will be a new-generation design from Porsche which will be able to split into 400-volt halves in order to speed up charging times on fast chargers that are not capable of providing the full 800 volts of power.

Porsche Macan EV Prototypes | Photo: Porsche

The electric motors are also said to be an improvement over the company’s current design, with both units generating a combined 603 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque in the Macan EV and potentially even more in the Cayenne EV.

As with the Macan, Porsche will continue to offer the gasoline-powered model alongside the new EV for a few years at least. This is why the current model will be extensively refreshed in the near future.

In addition to the Macan EV, the Cayenne EV will also be joined in 2027 by a larger electric SUV currently known as K1. This model will replace the Cayenne as the most expensive and most luxurious SUV in the brand’s lineup.

Since Porsche is most popular in North America and China, the next Cayenne will be tailored to better fit buyers’ expectations in both markets.

Source: Autocar

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