Porsche is Betting Big on Electric Vehicles

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Porsche’s flat-six engine is perhaps one of the best engines in production today, but the German automaker wants to reduce its reliance on internal combustion, revealing it wants half of its cars to be electric by 2023.

The first product to arrive as part of Porsche‘s electric vehicle onslaught will be the production version of the Mission E, which is set to arrive in 2019. But that’s just the beginning, as the company plans on electrifying plenty more models in the next few years. CEO Oliver Blume recently spoke to German business publication Manager Magazin, sharing details on its electric future that includes a crossover coupe. Both the Mission E and the new crossover will be built at Porsche’s new Zuffenhausen electric car production facility – reportedly capable of manufacturing around 60,000 units annually.

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Perhaps the biggest news is in regards to the next-generation Macan, which is set to launch in 2022. The mid-size crossover will only be available as an electric vehicle, and considering it’s currently the automaker’s best-selling model, it should help boost the number of all-electric Porsches on roadways by 2023.

For those worried that the 911 will eventually become electrified, you can wipe that sweat from your brow. That idea has been shelved for the time being, thankfully.

[Source: The Drive]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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