22.12.2021Porsche planning two more electric models
Alongside another electric model, Porsche is reportedly planning a successor to its electric Panamera. Both models as well as the successor to the electric Macan are to be built at the carmaker’s plant in Leipzig, where Porsche is hiring additional staff.
Volkswagen recently announced that “the synergies of the electric PPE modular system for the premium segment will be leveraged with two Porsche models” in Leipzig. Now German publication Automobilwoche has also revealed further details, meaning a fully electric Panamera successor could start in 2024 or 2025.
According to the report, the second model that Porsche plans to build in Leipzig from 2026 is being referred to internally as the K1. This is said to be “a crossover with the dimensions of the Panamera” – and the Porsche that was initially to be built at VW Commercial Vehicles in Hanover as part of the Artemis project before Porsche withdrew from the undertaking.
According to Automobilwoche, the K1 will share the same platform as the electric Panamera. This is likely to be a further development of the PPE on which the electric Macan is based.
Furthermore, the expanded plans for the production of electric cars at the plant are also expected to be accompanied by an increase in employee numbers at the German carmaker's plant in Leipzig, which currently has 4,300 employees. According to Automobilwoche, the creation of 150 new jobs is currently in the pipeline. However, Porsche did not want to comment on the figures when asked by Automobilwoche.