Porsche Vows Half of Its New Luxury Vehicles Will Be Electric by 2025

Watch out, Tesla.

The Porsche Taycan. 

The Porsche Taycan.

Credit: Porsche

Porsche plans to electrify half of its fleet of high-performance vehicles in just six years.

The news accompanies an announcement from the German automaker stating that the next generation of the Macan will have an all-electric powertrain. The current model of the crossover SUV runs a 248-horsepower, turbocharged in-line four and seven-speed automatic transmission.

Porsche executive Oliver Blume said in a press release that «by 2025, 50% of all new Porsche vehicles could have an electric drive system,»

Porsche’s first-ever EV, the long-awaited and absolutely stunning Taycan sedan, is already scheduled to roll off assembly lines later this year. The next-gen Macan will share its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform and 800-volt tech.

The 2019 Porsche Macan S. 

The 2019 Porsche Macan S.


Based on this information, Car and Driver predicts that the Taycan and Macan’s performance will be similar as well.

Per C&D,
We know that the upcoming, first-gen Taycan-or at least one version of it-will have two electric motors producing 600 horsepower, a range of more than 300 miles, and a zero-to-60-mph time under 3.5 seconds.

If those specs carry through to the following generation, then the top-end Macan EV should match or get close to those numbers, too. But expect multiple lower-end variants to have less power and a shorter range than the «Turbo» equivalent.

Don’t fret, gearheads: Gas engines will still be included in Porsche’s future lineup.

«The next ten years we will focus on a drive mix consisting of even further optimised petrol engines, plug-in hybrid models, and purely electrically operated sports cars,» Blume added.

As long as they don’t ditch the Porsche 911’s flat six, we’re cool.

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