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Porsche confirms electric Cayenne after Macan and 718

Continuing its trajectory, which leads it to invest more and more in electric vehicles powered by batteries, Porsche reinforced its strategy by announcing that expects in 2030 to reach 80% of sales only with electric models. For this goal to be viable within seven years, the German manufacturer plans to launch electric versions of the Macan, 718 and Cayennethat at least in a first phase should coexist with the equivalents with combustion engines.

It was already known that Porsche’s next electric vehicle will be the Macan, initially planned for 2023, but which has slipped to 2024 due to software-related difficulties. The Macan will be built on the PPE platform, the same that Audi will use in the upcoming A6 e-tron.

The second electric model to join the Porsche family is the 718, a sports car that will replace the current Cayman and Boxster. Designing a battery electric sports car with such compact dimensions is not an easy task, as there is not enough space to house a generous pack of batteries, in order to ensure the desirable autonomy. The electric 718, which will benefit from a motor per axle and four driving wheels (only one motor and rear-wheel drive in the most economical version), will appear a year after the Macan, that is, in 2025.

The big news at the press conference was the announcement that the Cayenne will have an electric version in 2026. The battery model will coexist with the SUV of the same name, but powered by combustion engines, since the current model appeared in 2019 and will enjoy a remodeling still in 2023.

The electric Cayenne will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s EPI platform, which will also be used by the K1, the code name of the model that Porsche wants to conceive to position itself above the Cayenne, although it should be closer to the crossover philosophy, being less tall and with a coupe-like rear end. The German brand also claims that the K1 can compete with Aston Martin, Range Rover and Bentley, in order to practice profit margins of 20%, thus doing justice to the “Road to 20” program announced by the brand. However, it is good to remember that Mercedes tried to compete with these luxury brands with Maybach, without much success.

Source: Observadora

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