There is no doubt that German brand Porsche will launch another EV after going serial with its Mission E project in 2019. But what it will be like won’t be revealed before the first half of 2018.
CEO Oliver Blume said to “Automotive News” that Porsche has to “check if it makes sense to come with an SUV”. Other executives have suggested that we can expect either an EV twin of the next-gen Macan or of a coupe version of the same. Nothing has been decided yet. A redesign of Porsche’s combustion-powered Macan is scheduled for 2022, the same is true for the launch of a coupe version of the Macan that is due in 2021/22.
Meanwhile design works for the serial version of Porsche’s first EV based on the Mission E concept are completed, as reported. Porsche has created the vehicle on its self-created J1 platform that differs a lot from other EV platforms within the VW group. However, the next EV shall get a different base architecture: Audi and Porsche are jointly developing the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), an architecture for electric-powered high-class cars. First models based on the new platform shall hit the roads from 2021. The PPE is to some extent the luxury version of the group’s MEB platform.
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