According to the latest report on the VW green strategy, Porsche’s sales chief, Detlev von Plate, has allegedly admitted the Stuttgart-based marque is mulling the idea of an all-electric Macan and 911 hybrid.
This is of course not only part of the green strategy of the VW group, but also a direct consequence of the huge (in terms of costs as well) Dieselgate scandal. The world’s largest automaker has decided to write off the shame by equally huge investments in the development of eco-friendly powertrains. Numerous hybrids and full electric models are coming, and among them – according to the Porsche executive hints – the Macan crossover would come out great as a full electric model. On the sidelines of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the sales boss admitted the company’s smallest crossover “is of course a model line we can imagine” for electrification.
The prospects are also big for the 911 to also receive a hybrid version in the same vein as the Panamera, while the most affordable lines – the 718 Boxster & 718 Cayman duo might also receive such a treatment. That would mean the entire model roster of the Porsche lineup would have hybridized or electric versions, joining the already presented Cayenne and Panamera versions. And of course we should remember the production version of the Mission E model is coming – with range of more than 300 miles (482 kilometers) and a pair of electric motors with 600 horsepower (440 kilowatts).