Today we will share with you some official information revealed by the German Group, Volkswagen, about two electric cars; The Audi Q5 E-Tron and the Porsche Macan EV.
Before talking about the new information, we would like to remind you that Porsche Taycan is considered the first production electric car produced by the German company Porsche, and the Audi E-Tron is the first production electric car in the lineup of the German Audi company, and our team at Arab GT has already tested both cars.
The new details available to us confirm that the year 2022 will be very important for the electric vehicles market, as two new EVs have been officially confirmed to be launched after 2 years; Audi Q5 E-Tron, and Porsche Macan EV.
As the loyal ArabGT followers may recall, we previously discussed in a previous article the possibility of producing a fully electric version of the 2023 Porsche Macan crossover in its next second generation, and we saw some renderings of this new electric car.
As for the Q5 E-Tron, this is the first time we talk about it, and we expect that it will be larger than the Audi Q4 E-Tron that appeared as a concept to pave the way for a production version. On the other hand, and as its name indicates, the upcoming car will represent an all-new electric version of the Audi Q5.
The new Audi Q5 E-Tron electric car is expected to be based on the Volkswagen MEB platform, which is currently used by Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV. Even though we do not have any official information about the mechanics of this electric car coming from Audi, the Q5 E-Tron is likely to get two electric motors, one in the front and the second in the back for an all-wheel-drive version, and it may be available in a standard version that depends on a single electric motor and a rear-wheel-drive system.
As for Porsche Macan EV, it will be based on the PPE architecture that Porsche co-developed with Audi and will be powered by two electric motors that generate 700 hp and 1,016 Nm.