Tuesday, March 5, 2024

2024 Porsche Macan EV Specs Revealed Ahead of Debut

Even though the electric Macan has been discussed for a while, customer deliveries won’t begin until 2024. As some of you may remember, Porsche had intended to launch sales in 2023, but recently made the decision to postpone the EV because of issues with the software division Cariad of the Volkswagen Group. Zuffenhausen has now made some early technical specifications available, and they are quite juicy.

As previously reported, the new Premium Platform Electric, developed in collaboration with Audi, will support the Macan without an ICE. The most powerful model will have an all-wheel drive dual-motor setup that produces up to 603 horsepower and more than 738 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque. PPE is also being designed with a single electric motor mounted at the back and as a rear-wheel-drive system.

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While the curb weight is still unknown, we do know that it will be split into a front-to-rear distribution of 48 and 52 percent. A lithium-ion battery pack with a gross capacity of 100 kWh will power the two e-motors (96 to 98 kWh usable). Owners of the 2024 Macan EV will be able to charge the battery pack with its 12 prismatic cells at over 270 kW thanks to the 800V architecture.

Porsche informed our InsideEVs colleagues that a smaller battery won’t be offered and a larger one won’t be supported by the PPE platform. Although the range is currently unknown, we do know that owners will be able to recharge the battery from 5 to 80 percent in 25 minutes. The battery has been cleverly engineered to work better with 400V chargers by dividing the 800V pack into two halves, which speeds up charging.

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A rear-mounted electronic locking differential and a 15% increase in steering angle to improve manoeuvrability are other confirmed details for the electric Macan. For the same reason, rear-wheel steering with an angle of up to five degrees is also available at speeds under 50 mph (80 km/h).

Finally, it should be noted that the ICE and EV Macans will coexist harmoniously for a while before the former is phased out.


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