The Porsche Macan will reportedly get an all-electric model in 2023. That's according to a report from industry publication Automotive News, citing a recent presentation shown to Porsche dealers. If the claim proves to be accurate, it could offer shoppers a zero-emission alternative to established EVs like the Tesla Model Y.
As one of Porsche's most popular models, the Macan seems like a logical choice. At the moment, the only fully-electric Porsche is the sleek Taycan coupe, although plug-in hybrids like the Panamera e-Hybrid do offer an electrified alternative. Sadly, Macan EV specs, horsepower, and range have not yet been released.
Having said that, the electric Macan will reportedly offer semi-autonomous driving capability that could aim to rival Tesla's so-called Autopilot technology. Whether or not the Macan EV will be the first Porsche to add the feature remains unclear. Down the line, the Porsche 718 is expected to add a Boxster EV and/or Cayman EV.
Given the fact that parent company VW has committed to going electric, shoppers can expect more news about upcoming Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen EVs in the years ahead. While we think it's likely that many of these vehicles will be very related, we don't know how Macan EV styling will differ from the gas model.
Pictured: 2022 Porsche Macan