Porsche is working on its next electric vehicle, the 2024 Macan EV, which we’re hoping that we’ll get to see soon. Porsche hasn’t announced when it will reveal the Macan EV, but it has released a batch of new teaser photos and some more details about the fully electric vehicle.
The Macan EV will be the first Porsche based on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture that it developed with Audi. Porsche says that the PPE architecture has been designed to be used by several different types of electric vehicles, since it allows for different wheelbase lengths, track widths and ground clearance. The 800-volt PPE architecture allows for the battery to be charged from 5 to 80 percent in less than 25 minutes. It can be charged at a higher charging capacity than the 270 kW of the Taycan.
If you charge it using 400-volt technology, the electric Macan uses what Porsche calls “bank charging” with high voltage switches that effectively splits the 800-volt battery into two batteries with a nominal voltage of 400 volts each that can be charged in parallel on one 400-volt charging station without an additional HV booster. There’s also a new Integrated Power Box that combines the on-board AC charger, the high-voltage heater and the DC/DC converter to save space.
The electric Macan will feature a 100 kWh battery. The battery consists of twelve modules with prismatic cells. It has a mixing ratio of nickel, cobalt and manganese Porsche has not announced the estimated driving range for the Macan EV.
The Macan EV will have an output of up to 603 horsepower and 738 pound feet of torque. The more powerful versions will feature a fully variable electronically controlled rear differential and a “Performance rear axle.” A powerful electric motor positioned behind the rear axle a rear-dominant all-wheel drive system. It also has a rear-biased weight balance of 48 to 52 percent. Rear-axle steering is also included and the top versions will come standard with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, which is an electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle.