However, now manufacturers are starting to speak up and provide information, including claims to be the first Porsche model to use Premium Platform Electric (PPE). This electric vehicle platform was developed specifically with Audi.
The German automaker’s PPE platform will be designed for both rear- and all-wheel drive systems. The two liquid-cooled motors will deliver up to 603 hp and 738 lb.-ft. torque.
Porsche will also swap silicon semiconductors for silicon carbide, which is more suitable for higher power models.
The rear motor will be mounted behind the rear axle, like the 911, which Porsche calls the Performance Rear Axle. This approach gives the Macan EV a better weight balance of 48 to 52% from front to rear.
Delivery of the Macan EV is slated for 2024, with Porsche targeting an official release in late 2023 or 2024 while finalizing the tuning.