Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has revealed the company wants to be the fastest German automaker to switch over to electric vehicles.
Speaking to Germany’s Manager Magazin, Blume reportedly said half of Porsche sales could come from electric vehicles by 2023.
A sizable number of those sales will come from the production version of the Mission E concept. Set to be launched in 2019, the production model will reportedly stay faithful to the concept and have an electric-only range of 500 km (310 miles). Furthermore, Blume is pushing to bring the concept’s 15 minute recharging time to the road-going vehicle.
Following the Mission E’s launch, the company could offer an electric crossover with coupe-like styling. The crossover would reportedly arrive a year or two after the Mission E and be built alongside the model at the company’s Zuffenhausen plant.
Blume also revealed the next-generation Macan will be launched in 2022. Little is known about the model but the executive suggested the crossover could be offered exclusively with an electric powertrain. This would be a dramatic change and it could allow Porsche to hit its 50% EV sales target if Macan sales stay relatively unchanged at 95,000 units annually.
H/T to The Drive