First Porsche Macan Electric rolls off the assembly line in Leipzig

Porsche's first electric SUV, the electric Macan, has started rolling off the assembly line and will soon start reaching customers. Porsche manufactures the Macan Electric alongside the ICE-only Macan and the Panamera, which is optionally available as a PHEV.

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The Porsche factory in Leipzig started manufacturing the series production of the Porsche Macan Electric. The company’s domestic factory in the State of Saxony has seen an investment of around €600 million for the expansion required to build the electric Macan, which is also the first zero-emission model manufactured there. Porsche also established a new body shop in the factory for the new EV.

The inaugural Porsche Macan Electric, painted in the model’s communication colour ‘Provence,’ is in the top-end ‘Turbo’ variant. With two drives that generate up to 470 kW (639 PS) and up to 1,130 Nm of torque, the Macan Turbo Electric can hit 0 to 100 kph in just 3.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 260 kph. Porsche offers the Macan Electric in a cheaper ‘4’ variant as well. The entry-level variant also employs two motors but with a lower tuning of 300 kW (408 PS) and 650 Nm. A 0-100 kph sprint takes 5.2 seconds and the top speed is 220 kph.

Both the Macan 4 Electric and Macan Turbo Electric use a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that operates at 800 volts and can accept charging at up to 11 kW (AC)/270 kW (DC). The former has a WLTP range of 613 km and the latter 591 km. Using a DC charger, it’s possible to charge the 95 kWh lithium-ion battery pack from 10 to 80% in about 21 minutes. A full (0-100%) charging session with an AC charger takes at least 10 hours.

In Germany, Porsche has priced the Macan Electric at €84,100 in the 4 variant and €114,600 in the Turbo variant. “We are getting very positive feedback,” Volkswagen Group and Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said during the annual analyst and investor conference held in Leipzig on 12 March. By that date, Porsche had already accumulated 10,000 orders from customers who hadn’t driven or even touched the EV, Blume added. He also stated that this figure excluded China, Taiwan, and Japan, where the company planned to start sales later (April). China is one of Porsche’s biggest markets worldwide. In 2023, the company sold 79,283 cars there, and that was 25% of its global sales (320,221 units).


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