Porsche has announced that it will produce the upcoming battery-electric Cayenne at Volkswagen Slovakia’s multi-brand site in Bratislava, where the combustion engine and plug-in hybrid variants are already being produced. According to Albrecht Reimold, Board Member for Production and Logistics at Porsche, “The plant in Bratislava has done outstanding work in recent years and has received several awards. The future Cayenne will be the first all-electric SUV to be manufactured there.”
While Porsche has not disclosed any specific details about the upgrade or the launch date, it did confirm that the Cayenne will become the fourth model series with an all-electric drive, after the Taycan, the Macan (expected in 2024), and the 718 (expected in the mid-decade). The market launch, previously rumored to be in 2026, is now deemed to be realistic.
Porsche also recently announced the production of another all-electric SUV above the Cayenne, set to be launched in 2027 as a seven-seater, off-road-capable luxury crossover, which will be produced in Leipzig.
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The German carmaker is aiming to deliver more than 80 per cent of its new vehicles as fully electric models in 2030, and has launched an “ambitious” programme, called ‘Road to 20’, to ensure the carmaker’s 20 per cent profit goal, as more EVs are added to the portfolio. This goal was emphasized at the company’s annual press conference, where it was stated that the operating margin would rise from 16 to 18 per cent in the fiscal year 2022.
Porsche’s move towards electric vehicles is in line with the overall industry trend towards sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. As Matthias Müller, former CEO of Porsche, said, “The question isn’t whether we’ll need to switch to electric cars, but how soon can we make the transition.” By investing in EV production, Porsche is demonstrating its commitment to a sustainable future while also maintaining its reputation for producing high-performance luxury vehicles.
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