Porsche produces Macan EV with CATL battery

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Porsche revealed its first EV Taycan in 2019. After 5 years, Porsche has a second EV to its line-up, the Macan Electric. It is equipped with a 100 kWh battery pack (enabling a 21-minute charge from 10 percent to 80 percent). According to the report, this pack is supplied by CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.), a leading Chinese battery manufacturer.

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This battery contributes to a WLTP city driving range exceeding 780 km. Built on the 800V high-voltage architecture PPE electric platform, the Macan EV supports both 400V and 800V charging configurations.

Volkswagen has integrated their ID car family with CATL NMC Lithium batteries. It only makes sense for Porsche to work with CATL considering the relationship between Porsche and Volkswagen. Specific details regarding the CATL battery variant used in the Macan Electric remain undisclosed. However, looking at CATL’s battery tech development, the following battery variants will likely be used. CATL has introduced notable battery variants like the Qilin Battery, launched on June 23, 2022, boasting a 13 percent power increase. Additionally, the Shenxing Battery, unveiled on August 16, 2023, is based on LFP chemistry.

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CATL batteries dominate the industry. It commands a 37.4 percent market share during the January-November period. The 233.4 GWh battery capacity supplied by CATL showcases a 48.3 percent year-on-year growth.

Porsche unveiled the Macan Electric in Singapore recently. There are two variants. Their key specifications and starting prices as follows:

  • Macan 4 Electric:
    • 300 kW combined power
    • 650 Nm max torque
    • 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds
    • City WLTP range up to 784 km
    • From 78,800 USD
  • Macan Turbo Electric:
    • 470 kW combined power
    • 1,130 Nm max torque
    • 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds
    • City WLTP range up to 765 km
    • From 105,300 USD

Chinese customers can reserve the Macan Electric by paying a refundable 9,110 Yuan (1,285 USD). The official sales are set to commence during Beijing Auto Show 2024 on April 25, with the Chinese retail prices to be disclosed at that time. Beijing Auto Show 2024 is scheduled from April 25 to May 4, marking the return of the event after a four-year break.

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Source: Porsche, Mobile China

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