Porsche Cayenne electric confirmed for 2026 debut

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At its annual news conference today, Porsche announced that the all-electric Cayenne is scheduled to debut in 2026. This will come two years after the Macan EV’s scheduled 2024 debut and one year after the 718’s anticipated 2025 all-electric debut.

The fourth generation of the company’s flagship SUV, the all-electric Cayenne will be based on the same Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture as the Macan EV. While the electric Macan will come with a 100kWh battery, the firm hasn’t provided any technical information about the electric Cayenne, so we anticipate it to have a larger battery.

Porsche will offer the Cayenne EV alongside the current Cayenne ICE lineup, which will have undergone significant modifications by that time. According to Porsche, this thorough overhaul will include three newly developed plug-in hybrids with longer all-electric ranges as well as improved on and off-road performance and comfort over long distances.

Porsche also revealed at the presentation that it sold 3,09,884 units overall in 2022, an increase of 3% from the year before. The Cayenne was the most popular of these, selling 95,604 units. So, the all-electric Cayenne will be crucial to the company’s goal of having 80 percent of sales come from electric vehicles by 2030.

The all-electric Cayenne will initially serve as the company’s premier SUV, but only temporarily. Earlier this year, the company announced a brand-new, all-electric SUV that would replace the Cayenne. At the press conference, the company stated that the new SUV “is designed to offer strong performance and automated driving functions with the typical Porsche fly line, along with a completely new experience inside the vehicle.”

The Macan sold 86,724 units last year, which, along with the Cayenne, account for more than half of the brand’s total sales, making the extension of the SUV range a strong indication that they are money earners. “By doing this, we are emphasising and securing our sporty premium positioning. In this sector, we are seeing expanding profit pools, particularly in China and the US,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the Executive Board.

Porsche sold 779 vehicles last year, of which 399 were Cayenne’s, making SUVs the firm sells the most of. This is also true in India.

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