Macan Electris is actually Porsche’s second electric car. The electric Macan will be sold alongside the petrol variants until the end of 2025, when the line-up will become exclusively electric. Its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture and key parts of its chassis, batteries and power electronics are actually taken from the Audi Q6 E-Tron.
Porsche Macan Electric Design
The design cues are similar to that with the Taycan with rectangular headlights and wraparound LED rear light bar. The roofline and overall silhouette are significantly sleeker than the first-generation Macan. The rear end is sharper and holds a retractable spoiler to increase downforce.
At 4784mm long, 1938mm wide and 1622mm tall, the new electric Macan is 103mm longer, 15mm wider and a scant 2mm lower than the existing petrol model. The wheelbase is also 86mm longer at 2893mm.
Porsche Macan Electric Interiors
It gets upto three digital displays: a standard 12.6in curved instrument cluster and 10.9in infotainment touchscreen, plus an optional separate 10.9in touchscreen for the passenger, which allows them to stream videos and adjust various controls.
Just like the Cayenne, the gear selector has been moved from the centre console to a higher position on the dashboard, providing additional space for two cup holders and a smartphone charging pad within the centre console.
Boot space is claimed to be 540 litres, 43 litres more than in the petrol Macan. Being an electric variant, the Macan gets an 84-litre frunk too.
Porsche Macan Electric Drivetrains & Performance
Macan electric uses a dual permanent synchronous motors with a single-speed gearbox on each axle. The front motor is supplied by Bosch, while the rear motor is produced by Porsche at its manufacturing base in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
The Macan 4 delivers a combined 402bhp and 479lb ft to give a 0-62mph time of 5.1sec and a controlled top speed of 220kmph. The Macan Turbo adds 228bhp and 354lb ft to offer 630bhp and up to 833lb ft of torque. That’s 196bhp and a huge 428lb ft more than the most powerful petrol Macan and enables 0-62mph in 3.3sec and a 260kmph top speed.
Both the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo have optional rear steering – a first for the Macan – which operates with a maximum steering angle of up to 5deg, giving the new SUV a turning circle of 11.1m.
Porsche Macan Electric Battery Pack
The Macan’s 95kWh battery can be charged at up to 270kW on an 800V DC system, giving a 10-80% top-up within 21 minutes. The official WLTP ranges are put at 381 miles for the Macan 4 and 367 miles for the Macan Turbo.