For a long time, Porsche considered electric powertrains to not be powerful enough to deliver the kind of performance its customers are used to, but that changed last year when the German luxury automaker greenlighted the Mission E, its first all-electric car, for production. The all-electric sedan is set to make it to market by the end of the decade.
Now it looks like Porsche is looking to leverage its work on the Mission E for other vehicles in its lineup, starting with an all-electric Porsche Cayenne Coupe, as evidenced by a prototype spotted on a test track.
Porsche is reportedly working on a Coupe version of its popular Cayenne SUV and while it is at it, why not make it electric?
UK’s CAR Magazine published pictures of a coupe SUV prototype with a Panamera body (pictured above) and the publication reports that it was equipped with an electric powertrain and testing regenerative braking on a test track in Zuffenhausen, Germany.
The magazine cites insider sources at Porsche saying that, unlike the Mission E, the vehicle is not yet approved for production, but it could be in joint development with Audi’s quattro e-tron program.
Volkswagen plans to introduce more than 30 new models and to produce “2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year by 2025” across all of its brands and it’s looking for synergy across its programs – Porsche and Audi could be an example.
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