Porsche has revealed its new Macan EV, which will offer powertrains capable of outputting up to 630 hp (470 kW), an estimated maximum EV range of 381 miles (613km), and fast charging at up to 270 kW. At launch, customers will be able to choose from two versions of the EV – the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo.

The EV’s performance is achieved through the latest generation of permanently-excited PSM electric motors fixed on the front and rear axles. In combination with the Volkswagen brand’s Launch Control function, the Macan 4 produces up to 402 hp (300 kW) of overboost power, with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, while the Turbo version outputs up to 630 hp (470 kW) and 833 lb-ft (1,130 Nm) of torque. The Macan 4 can likewise accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 136 mph (220 km/h), while the Macan Turbo takes 3.3 seconds and can reach up to 161 mph (260 km/h). Porsche confirmed that up to 240 kW of energy can be recuperated from the electric motors while driving. Here, an Integrated Power Box (IPB) contributes to the efficiency of the new Macan models, while saving weight and space. The IPB itself combines three components to carry out these operations – the on-board AC charger, the high-voltage heater, and the DC/DC converter.

The electric motors draw their energy from a lithium-ion battery located in the EV’s underbody that offers a gross capacity of 100 kWh, of which up to 95 kWh can be actively used. The battery is a central component of the Volkswagen Group’s newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with 800-volt architecture, which is being used by Porsche for the first time in the new Macan. Through its maximum DC charging output of 270 kW, this battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in approximately 21 minutes at a compatible fast-charging station.

At 400-volt charging stations, a high-voltage switch in the battery enables bank charging – which ‘splits’ the 800-volt battery into two 400 volt batteries. This enables more efficient charging, without the need for an additional high-voltage booster, at up to 135 kW. AC charging at up to 11 kW is also possible for both Macan EV models using household wall boxes. The battery also enables the EV’s driving range, with an estimated maximum range of 381 miles (613 km) for the Macan 4 and 367 miles (591 km) for the Macan Turbo.

Inside, Porsche’s new EV is equipped with its latest-generation display and operating concept that offers up to three screens, including a free-standing 12.6-inch curved instrument cluster and a 10.9-inch central display, as well as an AR HUD. Accompanying these is an optional 10.9-inch touchscreen for the passenger, through which they can view information, adjust settings, or stream video content while the car is being driven. Based on Android Automotive OS, the upgraded infotainment system adds new functions to the Porsche Communication Management system. For example, the OEM’s ‘Hey Porsche’ voice assistant can now suggest navigation routes with charging stops more quickly, while a new Porsche App Centre will allow users to directly find, install, and access popular apps from third-party developers.