Porsche is working on a range of electric vehicles. The EVs will be based on current Porsche vehicles, including one based on the next-generation Porsche Cayenne scheduled to launch after 2025. The automaker claims that the next-generation Porsche Cayenne with an all-electric powertrain will be produced at its Bratislava plant in Slovakia alongside the ICE model.
The automaker is preparing to give the Cayenne a complete facelift next month, making it fresh and more competitive. At the same time, the automaker wants to make sure the Cayenne stays alive in the EV space, too, as the industry rapidly shifts to greener powertrains. The Volkswagen Group brand is hinting that key decisions about logistics are imperative during the gradual transition from combustion-engined to electric vehicles for almost all automakers.
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The German luxury automaker says the Bratislava factory has a number of VAG models based on the MLB Evo architecture. Besides the Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe, the Volkswagen Touareg is also produced alongside the Audi Q7 and Q8.
Despite revealing that the Porsche Cayenne EV will be produced in Bratislava, the automaker did not specify when the electric SUV will go into production. It simply said that the SUV without a petrol engine would come after the Macan EV and 718 EV. The Macan EV is scheduled to launch in 2024, while the 718 EV is due in 2025, suggesting the Cayenne EV will follow after that and go on sale by 2030.
The Porsche Cayenne EV is expected to play a key role in the German marque’s overall electrification strategy, as Porsche hopes to generate more than 80 percent of its total sales from pure electric vehicles. To achieve this, the brand plans to place a larger SUV above the Cayenne EV alongside other models.
First published date: March 26, 2023 at 17:17 PM UST