It’s official: Porsche will launch an electric Cayenne in 2026

It’s official: Porsche will launch an electric Cayenne in 2026

Porsche has confirmed plans for an electric version of the Cayenne as it shifts towards ramping up the number of EVs it sells. Expected to be launched in 2026, with UK sales beginning in 2027, the EV will arrive two years after the delayed electric Porsche Macan and a year before the marque’s new K1 range-topping crossover.

It is the first time that Porsche has officially recognised plans to provide a pure-electric driveline option for its best-selling model, which recorded 95,604 sales in 2022 – 30% of Porsche’s overall total.

“The fourth generation of the [Cayenne] SUV will underline Porsche’s goal of delivering more than 80% of its new vehicles as electric models in 2030,” said Porsche. As with the electric Macan, which the German car maker said “has reached the home straight and will be available to customers in 2024”, the electric Cayenne is planned to be sold alongside facelifted internal-combustion-engine and plug-in hybrid versions.

The firm said the upcoming facelift is “one of the most comprehensive upgrades in the history of Porsche”. Developments for the 2023 model include updates to the plug-in hybrid drivetrains, all of which are said to provide greater electric ranges.

Cayenne EV will be sold alongside ICE and PHEV versions

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