Porsche will officially enter the electric era when the company unveils the highly anticipated Taycan next year. Additional electric vehicles are expected in the future as Porsche’s Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board revealed the automaker believes more than 50 percent of sales will come from electrified models by 2025.
While there have been countless rumors about new electric vehicles, Autocar reports that Lutz Meschke told journalists “You can expect a SUV BEV by 2022 at the latest.” Meschke didn’t go into details, but said the model would be a “big SUV” and this seems to suggest the crossover will be based on the Cayenne.
However, the Cayenne was recently redesigned so it could potentially mean an all-new crossover will be added to the lineup. That’s unconfirmed and there are also several other possibilities including Porsche receiving a rebadged version of the Audi E-Tron.
There have also been rumors about an electric Macan and that model is due to be redesigned in the next few years. However, Meschke’s suggestion that the electric crossover will be “big” seems to rule that out.
Besides the mysterious crossover, Porsche is expected to launch a handful of Taycan variants. These are expected to include a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept and a Targa variant. Little is known about the latter model, but the publication says it could arrive in 2020 or 2021 with a “large glazed opening that slides down to the rear hatch area.”
Crossovers and sedans won’t be the only models featuring electrified powertrains as the company has been working on a 911 Hybrid. Porsche hasn’t said much about the model, but recent reports have suggested the car will have an electric motor which is mated to the eight-speed PDK 2 gearbox.
Meschke also said “the Boxster and Cayman could be suitable for electrification.” There’s no word on when this might occur, but Porsche has been playing around with the idea of an electric Boxster since 2011.