All-Electric Macan To Offer Over 500km Range

Porsche Active Aerodynamics play a crucial role in improving efficiency.

Porsche will reveal the all-new, all-electric Macan later this year. Although it is stepping into its second generation, the battery-powered Macan will debut its maker’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE). That isn’t something new. What is, however, is the list of details that the German carmaker has revealed ahead of the model’s world premiere.

Courtesy of an automatically extending rear spoiler, active cooling flaps at the front air intakes and a flat underbody “like that of a racing car”, the drag coefficient has dropped from 0.35 of the first-gen model to 0.25. As a result, all derivatives of the new Porsche Macan will offer over 500km of WLTP-certified range.

Next, the battery. Residing inside the floor, it will have a gross capacity of 100kWh. Of that, up to 95kWh will be usable. The accompanying 800-volt architecture of the PPE helps deliver charging rates of up to 270kW. Porsche says that at 400-volt charging stations, the battery can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in less than 22 minutes. A high-voltage switch in the battery enables bank charging by effectively splitting the 800-volt battery into two batteries, each with a rating of 400 volts. This creates a more efficient charging system without needing an additional high-voltage booster at up to 150kW. The maximum AC charging possible is up to 11kW.

Driving dynamics. Porsche has tested electric Macan prototypes over three and a half million kilometres on test tracks and public roads. Varied climatic conditions were also part of the development programme, pushing the upcoming Porsche from minus 30 degrees Celsius in Scandinavia to plus 50 degrees Celsius in Death Valley, California.

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The new-gen Macan will feature two electric motors, one on each axle. More than 603hp will be available in overboost mode and over 1,000Nm of torque with Launch Control active in the top-end derivative. The features that will come into play include a rear-biased all-wheel-drive setup, Porsche Traction Management, Porsche Active Suspension Management with two-valve damper tech, air suspension, rear-axle transverse lock and rear-axle steering.

The new-gen Macan will become the second all-electric Porsche. The battery-powered bandwagon will expand with the next-gen 718 Cayman and Boxster, both expected to debut in 2025.

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