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Porsche confirms all-electric Cayenne SUV in 2026

The redesigned Porsche Cayenne will be available with three power plant, an all-electric vehicle (BEV), an internal combustion engine (ICE), or as a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV).

The Cayenne EV – an official name for which has not been confirmed – will use the same Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture as its smaller Macan sibling and the closely related Audi Q6 E-tron due by the end of this year. This means it’s in line to receive the same advanced torque-vectoring technology and four-wheel steering functionality in a bid to carry some of the Cayenne’s trademark sports car-aping dynamics into the electric era.

It will be engineered to offer outright pace and functionality on a par with today’s top-rung EVs. The PPE platform is confirmed to be fitted with 800V hardware for charging at speeds in excess of 270kW. The Macan EV will be fitted with a 100kWh battery for an expected range of more than 300 miles, but Porsche’s new modular prismatic batteries can be scaled up or down according to the vehicle’s wheelbase, so the larger Cayenne could receive a boost in capacity to go after the long-legged Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.

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EVgo Introduces Autocharge+

EVgo Autocharge+ communicates between the registered vehicle and charger to enable plug-and-play charging without the need to sign in or pay with a card. EVgo said that the following models are currently eligible:

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Mercedes-Benz expect sales of BEV to double in 2023 as it launches a series of opulent EVs in a push for increase profits

The main drivers of this doubling of profitability will be the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV (priced from £129,170 / C$209,000 / US$155,000) and its next level luxurious Maybach models.

In a February 17, 2023 release the company said ::

The company is taking a prudent view and sees unit sales of Mercedes-Benz Cars at the prior-year level. Overall Top-End vehicle sales are expected to be slightly above prior year, thanks to new additions to the portfolio, including the new EQS SUV and later the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV. Sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) are expected to approximately double. The adjusted Return on Sales (RoS) is expected in the range of 12% to 14%. Net pricing is expected to be slightly positive. Based on current assumptions it is targeted to compensate inflation-related cost increases, supply chain interruptions and one-time commodity charges. The used vehicle business is expected to be slightly negative versus 2022. Research & Development spending is expected to be slightly above the prior year. Investments in property plant & equipment are seen significantly above, mainly due to the MMA platform.

Elsewhere :: Autocar UK

2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year finalists have been revealed

It’s award season and the finalists for the 2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year award have been announced. They are »

What’s more, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and the Nissan Ariya, both EVs, are also finalists for the overall 2023 World Car of the Year award. Interestingly the Nissan Ariya didn’t make the final cut for the EV of the Year 🤔. The Kia Niro is a contender for the overall award. The Kia Niro is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-time EV.

Other EVs that made the final cut in other categories »

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Mercedes performance division AMG sees battery power as its future

Mercedes AMG EQS

The Detroit Bureau »

“Our battery-electric (product) range will be growing very soon,” Philipp Schiemer, the CEO of the AMG brand, said during a media drive of the AMG EQS. And, in subsequent conversations with TheDetroitBureau.com, he gave a clearer picture of what’s coming, including a high-performance sports car riding on a unique-to-AMG skateboard-style platform.

The AMG EQS underscores the potential advantages battery drive can deliver to the performance sector. Electric motors can deliver ungodly amounts of tire-spinning torque, usually hitting max output the moment they start spinning. And while today’s batteries are heavy, mounting them — along with motors — below the load floor actually yields a lower center of gravity than a vehicle running on a conventional, internal combustion engine.

Dialing up regen — where a BEV’s dual-mode brakes regenerate energy normally lost while braking or coasting — also permits “One-Pedal” driving. A driver simply lifts off the throttle to aggressively slow down, almost like downshifting a manual transmission several gears. It allows for a more nuanced use of power in corners, among other things.

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