Porsche has partially taken the wraps off its premium mid-size performance electric SUV.
The specs and interior layout of the upcoming Porsche Macan EV are finally revealed. The spy shots of the heavily camouflaged Macan EV have been floating around online for a while now. But the German performance-car marque has finally showcased the electric SUV to a select few prominent media houses from across the globe.
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Porsche Macan EV Specs
The biggest pull for the potential buyers is the sheer performance kit on offer. This ranges from mechanical and electronic equipment on offer. To start things off, the Macan EV will boast a colossal 100 kWh battery pack with 12 modules with prismatic cells. It will be underpinned by Porsche and Audi’s PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture which supports 800 V charging capabilities. It will enable the EV to be charged at 270 kW which translates to around 22 mins to juice up the battery from 10% to 80%.
The premium mid-size electric SUV will sport 2 electric motors for an all-wheel-drive system in its most aggressive settings. In fact, the total output stands at an impressive 612 hp and 1,000 Nm of peak power and torque. What’s new over the Taycan is the PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) with a larger capacity water-cooling jacket. This ensures that the motors remain stable to deliver maximum power for long durations. To ensure access to wider customers, there will also be a rear-wheel-drive version.
Furthermore, the Macan EV will even get rear-axle steering, a first for the SUV. In fact, at the front, the suspension duties will be carried on by a double wishbone setup, while at the rear, it has a multi-link configuration. The buyers will get the option to choose between air springs and steel springs. Moreover, the top trim will also get the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and an electronically controlled differential lock on the rear axle. This will enable a 48:52 weight distribution (rear-biased).
|Porsche Macan EV
|1 & 2 (RWD & AWD)
|270 kW DC Fast Charging
|22 mins (10-80%)
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Interior and Tech Features
The biggest talking point inside the cabin of the Macan EV will be the digital estate on offer. The tech-savvy owners would relish the availability of a 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster, a high-resolution 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional 10.9-inch display for the passenger. Not only that, the driver can also utilize the colossal HUD (Heads-up Display) which will have graphics using Augmented Reality. These visuals will be colourful and the projection will be displayed on the windscreen with an overlay over the real-world scenes.
To put things in perspective, this system will essentially translate into a display corresponding to an 87-inch display with the image appearing to be at a distance of 10 m. This will be possible by incorporating real-world data from the surrounding environment and meshing it with the AR. In addition, the electric SUV comes with 56-LED ambient lighting which changes colour around the driver’s instrument panel to warn about open doors or when charging is taking place.
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Learn Electric Cars Says
The mid-size electric SUV from Porsche definitely promises a lot. In fact, with the success of the Taycan, potential customers are opening up to the idea of EVs even in the performance category. In all fairness, it makes more sense to electrify vehicles in this segment. One gets the inherent advantage of instant torque with electric powertrains. The heavy battery lying closer to the ground ensures a low centre of gravity. This results in great handling and stability even at high speeds. Finally, people don’t always take such performance cars on long runs with family. Hence, the range is not that big an issue either. We shall see how customers react to the Porsche Macan EV. The launch is expected within a couple of months.