Porsche is accelerating toward a greener future with the arrival of its first electric crossover — a battery-powered Macan that will pack a big battery and output.
The more than 600 hp electric Macan will be the "sportiest model in its segment," Porsche says.
Software supplier-related issues have delayed the compact luxury crossover by about a year. Production of the electric Macan will begin at a plant in Leipzig, Germany, in early fall 2023, analysts say, with U.S. deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2024.
The Macan EV — the sports car maker's second all-electric model, after the Taycan — is critical to Porsche's aims to generate more than 80 per cent of new-vehicle sales globally from EVs by 2030.
The combustion engine variant is Porsche's best-selling U.S. model, accounting for nearly a third of sales in the first nine months. The Macan is also the best-selling vehicle for the brand in Canada.