BMW Pushes Ahead with Electric Cars.
At the 2023 Porsche Annual General Meeting, the renowned German luxury carmaker shared news about its performance from the prior year. This included a slight 2.6% gain in deliveries with a total of 309,884 vehicles shipped.
Nevertheless, Porsche’s reaffirmation of its shift towards complete electric vehicles was the high point of the meeting. Though this move will require some time, they plan to have more than 80% of their sales made up of battery-powered EVs by 2030.
At the gathering, Oliver Blume, Chief Executive Officer of Porsche and Chairman of the Volkswagen Organization, laid out the firm’s approach to attain this aim. The all-electric Macan, arranged for release in 2024, will be the first zero discharge model to be incorporated into the already existing Taycan. Originally planned for this year, the launch of the electric Macan was postponed owing to software issues.
Porsche unveiled designs for a full-sized, electric SUV set to remain unnamed. Aiming at the Chinese and US markets in addition to other fast-growing regions, this SUV is destined to rank higher than the Cayenne.
At the recent general meeting, Blume referred to it as a “new vehicle concept” that would provide “impressive performance” and a “new interior experience.” He was adamant in his assurance that the SUV would feature advanced automated driving abilities.
Last year, we reported an early leak from dealers and parties who had seen the concept in the metal. Descriptions of the concept were anything but conventional, ranging from “Very un-Porsche-like” to “part-sedan, part-crossover,” which only serves to further pique our curiosity.
Nicknamed the K1, it is widely hypothesized that this new premium electric vehicle will come fitted with a trio of rows plus approach a novel outside layout, in comparison to its antecedent models. Insiders close to Porsche connoted that work on constructing the K1 commenced in 2020, and it shall be based on the forthcoming SSP Sports platform, an edition of VW Group’s Extensible Structures Platform.
Apologies if you have previously been informed, considering Porsche broadcasted the same news last year. Yet, every day our enthusiasm for their most recent flag carrier continues soaring.