A fully-electric Porsche Macan is a possibility.
It’s all part of the Volkswagen Group trying to move past its massive diesel scandal, which also included the Porsche Cayenne’s V6 diesel engine. The group has a plan to launch 30 new full-electric vehicles by 2025, and a few of those may sport Porsche badges. Speaking to Reuters at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen said the Macan “is of course a model line that we can imagine” for electrification.
Porsche’s first all-electric offering will be the Mission E, expected to launch by 2020. But the company admits it has other ideas beyond the Mission E including hybrid versions of its 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars. This isn’t the first time the German automaker has mentioned the idea of electrifying the 911.
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Currently, Porsche offers plug-in hybrid variants of the Panamera and Cayenne, but expect that portfolio to grow. The company has invested heavily into electrification, with great success on the 918 Spyder. It’s only a matter of time before that technology trickles down to more models in Porsche’s lineup.
[Source: Automotive News]
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