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Porsche’s new era exists thanks to Panamera and Taycan EV

Wapcar automotive news – Porsche is gearing up to introduce the second generation of the hugely successful Porsche Taycan EV – and it will be paired with an electric version of the Porsche Panamera as part of its new “electrified luxury” scheme, according to the report. up to six electric vehicle models will be introduced. at the end of this decade.

These two new electric models are based on the sporty version of the Volkswagen Group’s Scalable System Platform (SSP), which is being developed by Porsche. And, the Porsche Panamera price Malaysia is reasonable, and so does the Taycan EV.

The so-called SSP Sport structure adopts the backbone of the SSP architecture intended for use in other more mass-oriented Volkswagen Group electric vehicles. However, it will be combined with what Autocar describes as “Porsche-specific modules”.

Among the main architectural developments promoted by Porsche for the new SSP Sport platform are the low cabin floor, thanks to a slim battery pack, and rear footrests (or footpegs, as they are called). at Porsche) is similar to that of the J1 Platform used by the existing Taycan. These are also described as crucial in providing the all-electric Panamera with bodywork comparable to the current Panamera and a low center of gravity to optimize dynamics.

The electric Panamera will be sold alongside the internal combustion engine and plug-in hybrid Panamera models, based on Porsche’s MSB platform. The engineering of the electric Panamera is combined with that of the new Taycan, due out in 2027.

The Panamera EV is still in its infancy, but it is widely speculated that it will have the same wheelbase and overall length as the existing long-wheelbase Panamera on sale in China (3100mm and 5199mm). 

This will put it in direct competition with the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 and Lucid Air in terms of size. For comparison, the current Taycan has a 2900mm wheelbase and 4963mm length, and tracking will be similar – so the two models will have size differences.

While the electric Panamera and the second-generation Taycan will be based on the SSP Sports platform, the new Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne electric SUVs will use the Advanced Platform Electric (PPE) system that Porsche is developing with Audi.

However, the first car based on the SSP Sports platform will be the seventh recently announced by Porsche: a five-meter seven-seater SUV confirmed to debut “around the middle of the decade”.

Codenamed K1 (see right), it is scheduled to be produced at Porsche’s Leipzig plant in Germany.

This is also the location where Porsche sources said they received the contract to produce the Panamera EV. The top electric backlift should offer a choice of a single or dual motor transmission.

It will also benefit from a more developed 800V battery with what Autocar describes as more energy-efficient cell technology and a higher silicon content anode than the technology Porsche uses today. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said of the decision to build on the Taycan’s success with an electric version of the largest Panamera, they target segments with higher profit margins.

The two new Porsche electric models will share key structural, engine and chassis components as well as a newly developed electric architecture designed to support third-degree autonomous driving, 5G-enabled digital capabilities and an operating system developed in collaboration with the Cariad software division of Porsche’s parent company, the Volkswagen Group.

Porsche sources say the electric Panamera will be sold alongside an upgraded version of the existing second-generation model, which will launch in 2023. It is expected to be in production until 2030. on an extended model cycle, Porsche sources say, offering customers the choice of a traditional ICE, plug-in hybrid or electric, depending on the market and regulatory framework.

The new zero-emissions Panamera is expected to receive the same styling as its ICE and PHEV cousins. This approach mirrors that of the Macan and Cayenne, whose cars are expected to go electric by 2024 and 2025, respectively.

A Porsche source says there will be unique design elements at the front and rear. However, the basic design of the Panamera will be the same for both. At this early stage, it remains unclear if Porsche plans to mirror the strategy of the current Panamera and Taycan by offering two distinct body styles – forklift and scooter – for its latest electric model.



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