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Porsche plans to introduce a new, all-electric version of its Macan SUV in 2024, which was supposed to lead to the demise of the current gas-powered model a few years later. However, the automaker has recently told U.S. dealers that it may end up hitting the brakes on that plan, which means the gas version may have a place in Porsche's lineup for longer than initially expected. Observing sales volumes for the internal-combustion Macan over the next couple of years, Porsche says it will be taking a second look at its decision to axe the current ICE version, which means it could be sold alongside the Macan EV for a larger period of time.




Automotive News reports that Porsche is concerned about switching the popular Macan to a fully electric setup due to the current state of EV infrastructure in the U.S. Porsche does not plan to adopt Tesla's Supercharger charging network like most other large automakers are, which means there likely wouldn't be a sufficient number of public charging stations to support the Macan EV.


A lack of chargers for a volume model like the Macan would be a major risk for Porsche. The current Macan accounts for a third of the company's entire sales, making it the brand's most popular model. Porsche thinks it will be capable of selling at least 80,000 Macan SUVs this year, making for a considerable increase of 15% over last year. Understandably, Porsche wouldn't be willing to give up the Macan's rapidly growing sales over electrification alone, so it's highly likely that we'll end up seeing the gas-powered Macan in showrooms alongside the newer Macan EV for a few more years.



Porsche isn't the only brand slowing down its shift to EVs in North America either. Mercedes recently expressed its concerns to Canadian dealers, saying it will pump the brakes on its EQ electric models and focus on its greater-selling gas models instead. It's very likely that automakers are beginning to see that the buyer is what influences their lineups in the end, and EVs do not currently sit at the top of their lists.


Would you like to see the ICE Macan stick around for longer?

Image Credits: Porsche
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Jun 30, 2023
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Porsche May Backtrack On Its Plan To End Production Of Gas-Powered Macan

Porsche told dealers it's growing concerned about the state of EV infrastructure in the U.S.

Porsche plans to introduce a new, all-electric version of its Macan SUV in 2024, which was supposed to lead to the demise of the current gas-powered model a few years later. However, the automaker has recently told U.S. dealers that it may end up hitting the brakes on that plan, which means the gas version may have a place in Porsche's lineup for longer than initially expected. Observing sales volumes for the internal-combustion Macan over the next couple of years, Porsche says it will be taking a second look at its decision to axe the current ICE version, which means it could be sold alongside the Macan EV for a larger period of time.




Automotive News reports that Porsche is concerned about switching the popular Macan to a fully electric setup due to the current state of EV infrastructure in the U.S. Porsche does not plan to adopt Tesla's Supercharger charging network like most other large automakers are, which means there likely wouldn't be a sufficient number of public charging stations to support the Macan EV.


A lack of chargers for a volume model like the Macan would be a major risk for Porsche. The current Macan accounts for a third of the company's entire sales, making it the brand's most popular model. Porsche thinks it will be capable of selling at least 80,000 Macan SUVs this year, making for a considerable increase of 15% over last year. Understandably, Porsche wouldn't be willing to give up the Macan's rapidly growing sales over electrification alone, so it's highly likely that we'll end up seeing the gas-powered Macan in showrooms alongside the newer Macan EV for a few more years.



Porsche isn't the only brand slowing down its shift to EVs in North America either. Mercedes recently expressed its concerns to Canadian dealers, saying it will pump the brakes on its EQ electric models and focus on its greater-selling gas models instead. It's very likely that automakers are beginning to see that the buyer is what influences their lineups in the end, and EVs do not currently sit at the top of their lists.


Would you like to see the ICE Macan stick around for longer?

Image Credits: Porsche

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