Porsche starts production of Macan EVs in a new upgrade factory

After investing almost $1 billion in recent years, Porsche launched electromobility at its production site in Saxony. The investment was intended to expand the factory so that Porsche could increase production of Macan EVs.

Porsche is ramping up production of Macan EVs at its Zeipzig factory

On Tuesday, the company announced the official start of electromobility at its production site in Saxony, Germany.

Porsche has invested almost 1 billion dollars (600 million euros) to upgrade the factory and prepare it for the production of Macan EVs. New additions include a new body assembly line. Porsche says production of the new Macan is currently being ramped up.

“At Porsche we are convinced that electromobility is the future,” explains CEO Oliver Blume. After the Taycan, the Macan is Porsche’s second fully electric car.

Despite this, Porsche wants to ‘remain flexible’ by making gas, hybrid and electric cars on the same production line.

“In production at Porsche, we have implemented the ‘smart, lean and green’ approach in all our factories,” said Albrecht Reimold, member of the Porsche Board of Management.

“This means that we have the vision of an intelligently connected factory with the lowest possible impact on the environment.” The Porsche Macan is produced with a CO2-neutral balance sheet in Leipzig.

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Porsche Macan EV production (Source: Porsche)

Porsche is working towards a CO2-neutral balance across the entire value chain for new cars built by 2030.

Porsche will start delivering the new Macan EV in the second half of the year. Blume boasted in March: “We already have 10,000 orders and these customers haven’t even been able to drive the car yet.”

Porsche Macan EV (left) and Turbo (right) versions (Source: Porsche AG)

Meet the fully electric Macan

The Macan EV is available in two options: the Macan 4 and Macan Turbo. The Macan 4 generates up to 402 hp (300 kW), while the Turbo model can deliver up to 630 hp (470 kW).

This means the Macan 4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, while the Turbo model takes just 3.1 seconds.

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Fully electric Porsche Macan EV Turbo (Source: Porsche)

As the first Porsche based on its new 800V PPE platform, the Macan EV can charge from 10% to 80% in less than 21 minutes (with a charging capacity of 270 kW).

Inside, the electric Macan gains in luggage space compared to the petrol model, with a capacity of no less than 18 cubic meters behind the rear seat.

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Porsche Macan EV interior (Source: Porsche)

Porsche equipped the new Macan EV with the latest generation infotainment, including a 12.6-inch curved instrument panel and a 10.9-inch central display. For the first time, passengers are offered a personal 10.9″ touchscreen.

The new infotainment is based on Android Auto OS and compatible with Apple CarPlay. The starting price for the Macan 4 is $78,800, while the MSRP for the Macan Turbo is $105,300.

Both exclude a $1,650 delivery fee. While EPA range figures will be released closer to delivery, Porsche says the Macan EV 4 will get a WLTP range of up to 381 miles (613 km). The turbo version achieves a range of up to 367 miles (591 km).

Orders for Porsche’s new electric SUV are now open. You can use our link to view deals on the new 2024 Porsche Macan EV and Macan Turbo near you.

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