The well-worn saying “when the river sounds, it carries water” can be applied to Porsche, which has been launching rumors that it seems they can be carried out in a few years. One of those speculations is that of the electric Porsche Panamera, which, according to Autocar, may be closer than we think, since the development of this idea has begun.
The German company intends it to have a look and feel comparable to the current Panamera model, so it will likely have a slim battery that won’t impact too much on the interior space. And, Stuttgart comment that it could be similar in size to this same model, but in its version for China (3100 mm and 5199 mm).
Porsche’s new electric liftback will not replace the gasoline version. The firm has not announced plans to stop making cars with internal combustion engines, but they do say they want 80 percent of the vehicles they sell to be electric by 2030.
The objective of the German company is to get closer to its customers with an electric car with splendid features in terms of battery, power, and autonomy, but without giving up the premium features that a vehicle of the brand chaired by Oliver Blume has.
Both the electric Porsche Panamera and the Taycan, which will see the light before our protagonist, are based on a sports version of the Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Systems Platform (SSP), which the German firm is developing.
Rumors suggest that the new Panamera will be manufactured at the Porsche factory in Leipzig, Germany. Initially, it will be configured to offer the option of a single or twin-motor drivetrain.
The battery is also expected to be of great power (there is talk of 800 hp), which would have a more energy-efficient cell technology and an anode with a higher silicon content than the one currently used by Porsche.
The objective of the Stuttgart company is to open the market with new models that give them a greater sales margin, according to Oliver Blume, who also acknowledged that these movements are made to take advantage of the success of the Taycan, which can give a boost to the new electric Panamera since they belong to two different segments.
Until everything arrives, fans of this model can enjoy the 4S E-Hybrid or the Turbo S E-Hybrid, apart from the gasoline and diesel engines.