Porsche Panamera Full Electric Considered, Won’t Clash With Taycan
In the Porsche Taycan, many were quick to judge the sedan as fully electric and point out that it looks like an electric version of the Panamera. And we’re inclined to think so, at first didn’t we know that the Panamera is bigger in its overall dimensions than the Taycan. Then again, the two cars share a lot in terms of design, we can’t deny that.
With that in mind, what do you think of a fully electric Panamera? Redundant? Good movement? Not surprised? Well, we’re pretty much on the same page, but Porsche seems to want to capitalize on its foothold in the luxury electric vehicle segment.
In an interview with GoAuto Australia After the world premiere of the refurbished 2021 Panamera, Porsche Product Line Vice President Dr Thomas Friemuth revealed that a fully electric version of the four-door sedan is currently under consideration.
“We have to think about where the markets are heading and now we have to keep track of what is happening with our Taycan – our smallest limousine in terms of battery electric vehicles – and then we will see in the future what happens,” said Friemuth.
When it comes to target markets, Porsche sees no overlap between these two cars, citing what we initially pointed out at the start of this report.
Friemuth pointed out that the Panamera is taller than the Taycan, pointing out that it’s a big car with a lot of interior space compared to the Taycan. He added that the Taycan is a different car from the Panamera, especially in the metal.
Porsche’s decision to electrify the Panamera completely is no surprise. The majority of Panamera’s sales in Europe are hybrids, and several Taycan units have already been ordered, most of them still not fulfilled due to delays.