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Porsche Macan: range, battery & charging

Both variants claim well over 300 miles of battery range, as long you go easy on the throttle

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
Macan 4381 miles13 hours (0-100%, 7.4kW)21 mins (10-80%, 270kW)
Macan Turbo367 miles13 hours (0-100%, 7.4kW)21 mins (10-80%, 270kW)

There are two variants of the Porsche Macan to choose from: the Macan 4 or Macan Turbo, and more models are expected to join the line-up in future, including an S and GTS versions. 

These future models may bring in a single-motor powertrain with them but, for now, every Macan is powered by a dual-motor setup which is fed by a 100kWh (95kWh usable) battery pack.

Porsche Taycan range

As with just about any performance EV, driving the Macan to the limit will prove exciting but also costly in terms of battery range. Fortunately, the battery is big enough that both versions of the Macan officially claim well over 300 miles per charge. 

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As you’d expect, opting for the less-powerful Macan 4 yields the best results in terms of distance travelled on a charge, with an official figure of 381 miles on the WLTP combined cycle. That being said, the punchy Turbo isn’t too far behind with up to 367 miles on offer. 

During testing, our Macan 4 returned 2.9miles/kWh while being driven hard around a demanding track, which equates to a total real-world range of around 275 miles. In day-to-day conditions on regular roads, we’d expect the Porsche to return over 300 miles with minimal fuss.  

Porsche Taycan charging

When you need to plug in, the chunky 95kWh battery can be topped up from 10-80% in just 21 minutes thanks to Porsche’s 800-volt architecture, as this can handle rapid-charging speeds of up to 270kW. 

If you’re charging at home or on the street, you won’t need to worry about stretching cables or turning the Macan around, as it has an 11kW AC charging port on both sides. If you need to use a rapid-charger, though, this will need to be connected on the left hand side. Hooking up to a typical 7.4kW home wallbox charger will take around 13 hours to fully-charge the Macan from zero to 100%.

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Hello, I’m Shane and I’m the senior content editor both here at DrivingElectric and at our sister title Auto Express. Although I can trace my professional roots back to the radio and podcasting world, my passion (or borderline obsession) with cars saw me switch over to motoring journalism in 2021. From the very start I have been fortunate enough to try out the latest and greatest electric cars on the market, and I’m proud to help people like you make the right EV buying decisions.

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