As Porsche continues to prepare for the revolution of EV culture, it appears as if the car that they are priming for the future is absolutely ready to become the successor to the success of the Porsche models of years’ past. This including the Macan and the Cayenne.
It’s to be cubbed the 718 Cayman and it’s looking to be an electric-exclusive vehicle that will come in a true form unlike any other vehicle before. Certainly, this is a tale for the ages, as it looks like the type of vehicle Porsche is going after is going to revolutionize the world of autos as we know it.
How did this news get rolled out?
CEO Oliver Blume announced Monday that the company is planning a new flagship electric SUV. The new model will be separate from the upcoming Macan EV and is expected to sit above the Macan and Cayenne in the company’s lineup.
The new car will be produced in Leipzig and will reportedly share technology with the Mission R electric racecar that Porsche revealed last September. That concept car features a 900-volt electrical system that the company says can charge from 5 to 80 percent in 15 minutes with the proper charging system. The Mission R is powered by two electric motors, a 429-hp unit on the front axle and a 644-hp unit delivering power to the rear. Power to the motors is produced through an 80.0-kWh battery.
Porsche has been capitalizing on emerging technologies for some time now.
Porsche’s forthcoming all-electric SUV is intended to help the company capitalize on the growing popularity of electric vehicles and SUVs. “We are targeting the higher margin segments in particular and aim to tap into new sales opportunities this way,” Blume said in a company press release.
Porsche says it wants 80 percent of its global sales to be electric models by the end of the decade. The Macan EV, which we originally expected to arrive for the 2023 model year, has been delayed for a year. The delay is a result of Volkswagen Group’s software development falling behind schedule, according to a report by Automotive News Europe.