Electric 2024 Porsche Macan battery and performance data confirmed – report

Electric 2024 Porsche Macan battery and performance data confirmed - report

More details of the battery-powered Porsche Macan SUV were revealed ahead of its full unveiling, with promises of a higher level of performance.

The electrics 2024 Porsche Macan will manufacture 450 kW from two electric motors, according to a senior executive at the German automaker.

Porsche’s powertrain manager for the project, Antoon Janssen, confirmed this to the UK car car the electric Macan will send 450kW and 1000 Nm on all four wheels by electric motors mounted on each axle.

All variants of the Macan get a 100kWh lithium-ion battery, which should be enough to offer a range of around 500 kilometers – beating the Taycan’s best range of 484km.

While the electric motors are similar to those found in the Taycan, Porsche has upgraded the motors from a silicon-semiconductor design to silicon carbide, which is said to reduce losses – effectively ensuring a higher percentage of the power gets from the battery to the wheels.

Mr Janssen did not want to confirm if the Macan would get “overboost” – an overrun feature that temporarily boosts the car’s performance – but he did hint that the front motor could be decoupled from the axle to reduce rolling resistance at high speed .

Up to five degrees of rear-wheel steering are available to help maneuver the SUV at speeds below 80 km/h, with the need to fit much wider rear tires for easier handling and to take advantage of the 49:51 front-to-rear weight distribution.

With the petrol-powered Macan dropping its turbo variant of late, the name could be applied to electric versions of the SUV in the future, to align with the Taycan’s nomenclature – which designates the longest-range models.

The 2024 electric Porsche Macan was expected to be delivered in the second half of 2024 – with full vehicle unveiling expected in the coming months – but the company has now pushed production back to the following year due to software delays.

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