The electric Porsche Macan is the next step in the electrification of the German performance brand. It goes on sale next year and is expected to launch before the end of 2022. In these spy photos, the engineering team spins the camouflaged vehicle around the Nürburgring. The body of this Macan EV is quite well camouflaged. In the front, there is tape on the bottom of the splitter. There is also a false grille above the license plate. Stickers around the headlights attempt to disguise the shape of the lights, but the actual design is easy to see. The company covers the Porsche emblem on the nose.
This Macan EV has a panel that covers the entire rear part between the tailgate window and the bumper. This includes concealing the taillights. Porsche continues to equip development vehicles with fake exhaust tips. It’s not clear yet if this is a styling cue for the production version, but it’s unlikely.
We saw Macan EV in the test with two front fascia designs. One of them has openings that extend to the splitter. The other shape, like here in the photos, has smaller entrances.
While not seen in these photos, previous shots have given us a glimpse of the electric Porsche Macan EV’s cabin. There is a digital instrument cluster and it shows three circular gauges, at least in the photos we have. A big infotainment screen sits atop the center console. The controls for the climate control system appear to be located at the bottom of the dashboard.
The electric Porsche Macan EV is based on the Volkswagen Group’s PPE (Premium Platform Electric) platform. This technology enables fast charging of up to 350 kilowatts. Powertrain options will likely include a single-engine rear-wheel drive or a twin-engine layout offering all-wheel drive.