Porsche Details a Busy Electric Vehicle Roadmap

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

We’ve been hearing about Porsche’s electric ambitions for a while, and the automaker has confirmed that the Macan will be powered by electrons soon. A short while ago, there were strong rumors that the automaker would build an ultra-high-end EV to slot in above the Cayenne, and it recently clarified how its next few years would play out from a product perspective.

Porsche said it would shift 80 percent of its new vehicle sales volume to electrics by 2030 and confirmed that a flagship electric SUV is coming. It will ride on the VW SSP Sport platform, which Porsche developed. Codenamed K1, the SUV will get a novel battery design and a 920-volt electrical architecture, which will give it a rapid charging time. 

Other EVs hitting the Porsche catalog include a Macan EV in 2024, and electric Boxter and Cayman variants will land the year after. Porsche’s current flagship SUV, the Cayenne, will be offered with an electric powertrain by the middle of the decade. 

Porsche has a healthy outlook, as it closed a solid initial public offering in 2022 and told Automotive News that its order books are “well-filled.” It, along with other luxury automakers, is enjoying the benefits of having well-heeled customers that aren’t as affected by economic changes, such as inflation. 

[image: Porsche]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Mar 13, 2023

    Pretty ambitious plan for a small automaker.

    • Doc423 Doc423 on Mar 14, 2023

      Not really small when you consider them a member of the VW conglomerate. They'll pull it off because they have the support of well-heeled customers too.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Mar 13, 2023

    Will the battery be mounted behind the rear axle? 😉