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Porsche will be pushing forward with the electrification of their lineup, with several new models following the Taycan. Among them will be the brand’s first all-electric SUV that is targeted directly at competitors like the Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-PACE, and Mercedes EQC.

The unnamed SUV is expected to borrow the same dual electric motor configuration as the Taycan, with the base model producing approximately 400 bhp. It should deliver a real-world range of 250 miles or more as it aims to echo the numbers claimed by its cousin, the Audi e-Tron.

Early speculations suggest that it will be an electric successor to the Macan, and will be similar in size. Thanks to its electric architecture it should, however, match the cargo volume found in the larger Porsche Cayenne.

Porsche has said that by 2025, half of all the vehicles in their stable will either be hybrids or fully electric models. In order to meet this timeline, we should be seeing at least one new EV per year, beginning with the Taycan.

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Love the idea of a fully electric Maccan and it looks sharp in that rendering. Porsche is going to have a very competitive electric lineup in the next couple years. There is a good chance that they'll take majority market share.
 

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I'm a bit surprised this isnt coming until 2022, considering we should be seeing electric SUV's from most rival brands in the next year. I guess being first to market isn't as important as it used to be.
 

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Porsche did well setting the stage with the Cayenne Hybrid. Haven't looked into sales figures but having no problem spotting them sure says a lot.
 

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Not all that impressed with the E-Tron and I've been seeing wide spreading reports of software/electrical issues with the I-Pace. Sales have been steady for the Cayenne, but I don't know about the hybrid specifically.
 

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Audi is essentially appealing to people who already want an electric Audi and Audi's customer base is quite large. Same goes for other brands.

Converting people from other brands is a tough game.
 

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All these new electric SUV's are so close in specs, that consumer choices will just be a result of badge preference. Availability may also come into play because first gen models get spoken for rather quickly.
 

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I'm a bit surprised this isnt coming until 2022, considering we should be seeing electric SUV's from most rival brands in the next year. I guess being first to market isn't as important as it used to be.

First to market has been solely claimed by Tesla a long time ago. As the second wave of EVs are now starting to come out, we're talking a year or two behind other rivals, not 10 or 20, with EV market only a fraction of the total share. A lot of times being a follower has its advantages.
 

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Tesla brought EV's to the mass market sure, but the Model 3 is also the top selling luxury car in the U.S period. With so many competing brands bringing competitors to the segment however, I don't know how long they can maintain control of the segment.
 

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I can only give Tesla credit for making EV's interesting. Prior to the original roadster and Model S the market had nothing entirely interesting.
 

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Audi e-tron specs show it to be a bit of a pig. Weighs 5500 lbs, probably 220-230 miles EPA range from 95 kWh battery, slower and more expensive than an SQ5 with no more interior or cargo capacity. I'm sure Porsche can do better.
 

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Audi e-tron specs show it to be a bit of a pig. Weighs 5500 lbs, probably 220-230 miles EPA range from 95 kWh battery, slower and more expensive than an SQ5 with no more interior or cargo capacity. I'm sure Porsche can do better.
@dennis The Jaguar I-Pace also doesn't feel like a well sorted all-electric SUV. Still a great option along with the E-Tron SUV. At least they hold up in extreme conditions you'd expect any traditional SUV to, like going off-road. The E-Tron has those capabilities but the I-Pace was just proven to do that well enough.

"My electric off-roader would have to have 33-inch All-Terrain tires on 17-inch wheels like my Jeep, and I’d prefer standard coil suspension and remote reservoir shocks, thank you very much. Still, I’m rubbing my hands together at the prospect of electric off-road propulsion. I’m all in when it comes to instant electric motor torque, a direct-drive transmission with no need for low range, and the precise throttle control that comes with one-pedal regenerative braking on the downslopes.

Range will be more of an issue for an electric off-roader than it would be for a personal commuting EV. Something like the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace HSE’s 234-miles might be fine for exploring some local mountains or if, say, Moab had compatible DC Fast chargers. But more range and more DC Fast Chargers near certain off-the-grid trailheads are necessary if electric overlanding is to become a thing. That said, electric stoves and even blenders become possible accessories. OK, now I’m way in. Nice trail car, indeed."



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I'm a bit surprised this isnt coming until 2022, considering we should be seeing electric SUV's from most rival brands in the next year. I guess being first to market isn't as important as it used to be.
Hopefully it'll have next-gen tech from what's in the e-tron.
 
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