The Porsche Macan EV is starting testing. The Macan EV is the all-electric variant of the normal Macan. The Macan EV is to be launched in 2023. The prototypes of the model are being tested for public use by Porsche in two phases.
The Porsche Macan EV is sure to come, but there is a long wait before we will be able to get our hands on one. It was in development for the past 2 years, and now images from Porsche have made it confirmed that the Macan EV will make an intro to the EV market. From these testing, we can also hear about Macan’s details and what it brings to the plate.
Testing Of The Porsche Macan EV
As mentioned, the testing is to be done in two phases. The first phase is using digital prototypes. According to reports, Porsche has designed almost 20 digital prototypes for testing. Each unit will be tested in-house for features such as aerodynamics, management of energy, and acoustics. This data is sure to help in improvements of the car.
Virtually testing a vehicle does bring a lot of info to the table. For collecting such data, Porsche specifically engineered a “seat box”, relating to a fabricated driver environment. These tests will allow how the EV will cope with the tasks and make fine-tunings if required.
Michael Steiner, a Member of the Executive Board, Research & Development at Porsche AG said Testing in a real-life environment is now getting underway– one of the most important milestones in the development process”. The second phase, that is occurring is done to test the Macan EV to the extreme. The cars will be camouflaged and tested in harsh conditions. The aim is to do thousands of kilometers of testing before the release.
What Do We Know About The Porsche Macan EV?
The normal Porsche Macan is one of Porsche’s best-selling models to date. The electric variant is going to be launched side-by-side with a reiterated model of the gas-powered version. We know from official sources that the release is due in 2023.
Pricing on the Macan EV is still up in the clouds, but it is safe to say that it will cost a fortune. Recently, the Porsche Taycan EV started at $79,990 or £70,690. So, we can be sure that the Macan EV will be in between or above the price range of the Taycan.
As per the images, the Porsche Macan EV is similar to the Macan crossover in both shape and design. Granted, the headlight is slimmer and the grill is non-existent, as it is an electric car. The interior of the car is still unknown.
As for the range of the car, reports suggest that the Macan EV will use the same 800 Volt charging system that is seen in the Taycan. This charging system means that the car will be able to charge at a maximum speed of 270kW. The capacity of the battery is unknown, but reports suggest that the car can do more than 227 miles or 365 kilometers.
We don’t know about the performance of the car, but we know that it uses Volkswagen’s Premium Platform Electric architecture, so that’s something to look for.
The Porsche Macan EV is a good car on paper. Though not a lot is known about the model, we can hope for the best from Porsche. This EV might just be a banger in the future.