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Porsche kicks off Macan EV production at its newly upgraded plant

After investing nearly $1 billion over the past several years, Porsche launched electromobility at its production site in Saxony. The investment was designed to expand the facility so Porsche could ramp up Macan EV production.

Porsche ramps up Macan EV production at Zeipzig plant

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

Porsche has invested nearly $1 billion (600 million euros) to upgrade the facility to prepare it for Macan EV production. New additions include a new body assembly line. Porsche says production of the new Macan is currently being ramped up.

“At Porsche, we’re convinced that electromobility is the future,” CEO Oliver Blume explained. Following the Taycan, the Macan is Porsche’s second all-electric vehicle.

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 at all our factories,” Porsche executive board member for production Albrecht Reimold said.

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

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Porsche Macan EV production (Source: Porsche)

Porsche is working toward a carbon-neutral balance sheet across its entire value chain for new cars built by 2030.

Porsche will begin deliveries of 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.”

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

Meet the all-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 packs up to 630 hp (470 kW).

With that, the Macan 4 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, while the Turbo model takes just 3.1 seconds.

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All-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 under 21 minutes (with 270 kW charging).

Inside, the electric Macan gains luggage space over the gas model with up to 18 cu ft capacity behind the rear seat.

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Porsche Macan EV interior (Source: Porsche)

Porsche equipped the new Macan EV with its latest-gen infotainment, including a 12.6″ curved instrument cluster and 10.9″ 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 do not include a $1,650 delivery fee. While EPA range figures will be released closer to deliveries, Porsche says the Macan EV 4 gets up to 381 miles (613 km) WLTP range. The Turbo version gets up to 367 miles (591 km).

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

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