Porsche is set to electrify its bestseller next year, the Macan SUV, leveraging technology from its first electric car, the Taycan. While the Taycan marked Porsche’s entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market four years ago, the Macan EV promises to build upon the Taycan’s legacy as the brand’s second EV.
Key to the Macan’s electric transformation is Porsche’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE), a collaborative effort with Audi that adapts Taycan technology for mass production. Porsche has taken a fresh approach to the platform however, redesigning the battery pack layout and introducing a new generation of nickel cobalt manganese lithium-ion batteries.
The Macan’s 100-kWh battery pack incorporates features such as a 6-kW battery heater for efficient preconditioning and faster charging times. Notably, the Macan EV supports DC fast-charging at 270 kW, allowing a 10-80% charge in just 22 minutes.
Living up to the brand’s legacy, the Macan EV promises an exceptional driving experience thanks to reengineered power electronics and new-generation electric motors generating up to 603 horsepower and over 737 lb-ft of torque. With enhanced brake regeneration capabilities, the Macan rivals the Taycan in recuperating up to 240 kW during braking.
Porsche has not only focused on performance but also on the Macan’s ride and handling. The vehicle features adaptive damping, a double-wishbone front suspension, and a multi-link setup in the rear, offering a sporty yet comfortable driving experience. Additionally, rear-wheel steering reduces the turning circle to an impressive 36.4 feet, enhancing maneuverability at lower speeds and stability at higher speeds.
Inside, the 2025 Macan Electric introduces a “new Porsche driver experience,” featuring a 12.6-inch curved display, a 10.9-inch passenger display, and an optional head-up display with augmented-reality features. The cabin design includes a strip of 56 LEDs communicating information about charging and safety systems.
The Porsche Macan EV is set to hit North American dealerships next year, including in Canada. However while the electric SUV will be built in both rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations, only the latter will be available at launch in Canada.