Next gen Porsche Macan will be electric only, as company follows parent VW commitment to EV transformation

Leipzig plant to transform in preparation for electric vehicle production.

The next generation Porsche Macan will be fully electric, the company announced at its annual media conference. Production will begin early in the next decade and will take place in Leipzig at the same facility as the current Macan.

The development represents an expansion in electromobility for Porsche. The Taycan – the first purely electrically driven sports car from Porsche – will launch at the end of 2019, followed shortly by its derivative, the Taycan Cross Turismo.

The announcement was made at the 2019 Porsche Annual Media Conference at Zuffenhausen.

“Electromobility and Porsche go together perfectly; not just because they share a high-efficiency approach, but especially because of their sporty character,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG, said.

“By 2022 we will be investing more than six billion euros in electric mobility, and by 2025 50 percent of all new Porsche vehicles could have an electric drive system.

Over the next ten years Porsche will focus on a drive mix consisting of even further optimized petrol engines, plug-in hybrid models, and purely electrically operated sports cars.

“Our aim is to take a pioneering role in technology, and for this reason we will continue to consistently align the company with the mobility of the future.” said Blume.

Watch the full Porsche press conference here. Trigger warning: contains emotive images of Porsches racing at Le Mans.
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