Gas-powered Porsches to be phased out starting in 2025, fully transitioning by 2026.

Gas-powered Porsches to be phased out starting in 2025, fully transitioning by 2026.

Porsche enthusiasts, brace yourselves for a major shift in the iconic brand’s lineup. The production of the gas-powered Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman is set to end in 2025, followed by the Macan in 2026. This marks the beginning of a new era for Porsche, as they shift their focus towards electrification.

According to a report by Reuters, Porsche has announced that the gas-powered Macan crossover SUV will be phased out in 2026, while production of the beloved 718 Boxster and Cayman models will cease in 2025. These gas-powered models will be replaced by electric successors, as the platforms have reached the end of their cycles.

The electric Porsche Macan has already made its debut, with a starting price of $80,450 for the base Macan 4 spec. The more powerful Macan Turbo grade is priced at $106,950. This marks a significant increase from the gas-powered Macan, which starts at $63,895. Despite the shift towards electric vehicles, sales of the gas-powered Macan will continue in the U.S. for two more model years as Porsche ramps up production of the EV.

The decision to phase out the gas-powered Macan was not taken lightly by Porsche, as the automaker initially hesitated due to changing market trends and strong sales of the gas-powered model in the U.S. However, with the rise of electric vehicles, Porsche is aligning its lineup with the future of mobility.

The electric 718 Boxster and Cayman replacement is also in the works, with testing already underway on public roads. The electric sports car was previewed by the Porsche Mission R concept at the 2021 Munich auto show. The debut of the electric 718 Boxster and Cayman replacement is expected later this year, with production starting in 2025.

Both the electric Macan and 718 models are expected to ride on a dedicated EV platform, similar to the one used in the Mission R concept. This platform features a T-shape battery layout, similar to what is found in the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore.

As Porsche makes the transition towards electrification, fans can expect a new era of performance and innovation from the legendary automaker. The end of gas-powered models marks the beginning of a sustainable and exciting future for Porsche.