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Porsche Macan EV delayed to 2024 due to slow software development

Porsche also confirmed the delay in its stock prospectus released as part of its IPO last month.

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October 17, 2022, 10:36 am

Porsche Macan EV during testing
Porsche Macan EV during testing

Manufacturer of luxury vehicles Porsche confirmed that their all-electric Macan has been delayed to 2024, confirming reports that surfaced earlier this year. German newspaper Automobilwoche, in July reported that the electric Macan and its PPE model and platform, the Audi Q6 e-tron, are expected to be delayed by about a year because Volkswagen The Group’s CARIAD division is behind in the development of cutting-edge new software.

Porsche also confirmed the delay in its stock prospectus released as part of its IPO last month, in which it noted that deliveries of the Macan EV are scheduled to begin in 2024. The automaker warned that as the E3 1.2 software platform is still under active development, “a risk remains that the Group will not meet its current cycle plan for new vehicles on schedule. degrees, especially specific BEV models of 718 and Cayenne. “

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Porsche notes that the successful development of the E3 1.2 platform, as well as the start of production and the launch of the Macan EV, are prerequisites for continued development of the next model launches in the coming years, which are expected. will also be based on this software platform.

In the prospectus, Porsche also expressed concern that delays or difficulties in the development of the E3 1.2 platform could be exacerbated by the fact that CARIAD is currently developing a separate E3 2.0 version in parallel. its background.

Porsche Macan The EV will be one of the first production models to use Advanced Platform Electric (PPE) co-developed by Audi and Porsche. It will use an 800 volt electrical system similar to Taycan with range improvements and DC fast charging up to 270 kW. The Macan EV is expected to enter production before the end of 2023 at the company’s Leipzig plant.

First published date: October 17, 2022, 10:30am IST


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