Porsche’s all-electric version (EV) of the Macan will be delayed until 2024 due to software development. The pure electric version of another car series 718 may also be affected by this and will be postponed.
The Porsche Macan EV was originally scheduled to go on sale in 2023, but in July Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed that the Macan EV would be delayed by a year, without explaining why. There is speculation that the launch of the Macan EV is delayed because the development progress of the in-vehicle software is not as expected.
Recent Porsche IPO filings formalized this claim. The listing prospectus shows that Cariad, a software development company under the Fox Group, is developing the E3 1.2 software platform, but the company’s development progress is currently behind. Affected by this, pure electric models such as the Porsche 718 pure electric version and Audi Q6 E-Tron may be delayed.