Porsche announces Macan EV performance: powers up to 603bhp with built-in battery of 100kWh
Porsche has confirmed the technical details of the upcoming Porsche Macan EV, a key product in its first entry into the electric SUV segment.

Antoon Janssen, powertrain manager for Porsche's Macan range, told Autocar that they intend to make the Macan EV, based on the new Premium Electric Platform (PPE), the sportiest car in its class.

The Macan EV will be powered by a pair of permanent magnet motors, one on the front and rear axles. The motor is similar to the one used in the Porsche Taycan, but to improve power density and efficiency, the Macan EV's motor has undergone extensive modifications, with a new "dual V" magnet layout and the use of silicon carbide materials, reducing the number of motors The switching losses of the pulse inverter, that is, the power leakage is reduced. These improvements bring the Macan EV's power output to 603bhp and more than 996Nm of torque.

Dominik Hartmann, chassis manager for Macan EV models, confirmed that the car will have a "high-performance rear axle" with the electric motor mounted as far back as possible. This results in a weight distribution of 48 percent in the front and 52 percent in the rear to maximize traction.

The Macan EV will also be the first model to feature Porsche's twin-valve dampers, which are said to be able to be adjusted independently via Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) to improve ride comfort. Additionally, the suspension is lowered when the vehicle reaches a certain speed to improve the car's aerodynamic profile and reduce energy consumption.

To improve maneuverability, the Macan EV has a 15 percent increase in steering angle over the gasoline model, and rear-wheel steering has been added to a maximum of 5.0 degrees (below 80 km/h). The top-spec model will also get an electronic locking differential mounted on the rear axle, designed to improve its front and rear torque vectoring capabilities.

All Macan EV models will be powered by a 100kWh lithium-ion battery, which the company does not provide, but for reference, the Taycan model with a 93kWh battery pack has a range of 314 miles. Since the Macan EV uses an 800V high-voltage PPE platform, its maximum charging rate exceeds 270kW.

AndroBliz has learned that the delivery of the Macan electric car is currently set for 2024, and the car was originally scheduled to be delivered next year, but was delayed due to development difficulties in Cariad, the software unit of the Volkswagen Group.

The new Panamera electric car, also due in 2026, is said to be slightly larger than the current Taycan, which itself will receive a second-generation model next year. Porsche aims to have electric vehicles account for 50 percent of its global sales by 2025 and 80 percent by 2030.


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