The unveiling of the new Macan EV is now a matter of hours and the next addition to Porsche's electric portfolio takes its place on the test fields where it was first spotted by the camera lens.
If the body looks familiar as well as strange it is because it is the Macan in a modified version to “fit” the Cayenne, a “mule” as it is called in automotive slang which, as such, does not reveal any information about the design evolution of Cayenne.
On the invisible side of the exuberant electric SUV will be found the same architecture (PPE) that will host the Macan EV but also the Audi Q6 e-tron as it has evolved with the assistance of Audi.
However, unlike the last two, the Cayenne EV is expected to utilize a larger 100 kWh battery as the size and ambitions of Porsche's largest – for now – SUV dictate.
This will be responsible for powering a pair of electric motors which will be a common denominator for all available versions, while in addition to the given four-wheel drive, the Cayenne is expected to have some kind of torque management system on the rear axle as well as a four-wheel steering system. Its specifications are expected to be completed by the presence of a sophisticated active suspension, similar to the one recently presented in the Panamera.
The charging process will be able to be carried out with a power of up to 270 kW thanks to the 800 Volt architecture which, in addition, when there is no DC fast charger available, it will be optimized to work with a voltage of 400V without the need for a converter.
It should be noted that the new electric Cayenne EV is expected from 2025 and will be available in parallel with the previously known and recently renewed Cayenne. What is also interesting is that from 2026 Porsche will have an even bigger SUV which will be based on a new architecture under development called SSP Sport.