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Porsche readying next-gen EV battery with longer range

by Justin King

The new batteries are expected to arrive in 2020.

Porsche is apparently working on next-generation battery technology that will be available sometime next year.

Speaking to Germany's Autogazette, Porsche chief Oliver Blume confirmed that the next-gen batteries will increase per-cell capacity by more than 25 percent from 37 amp-hours to 47 amp-hours.

"This will permit us to achieve larger ranges, which we will gradually introduce into our products," he added.

The new technology presumably offers an improved energy-to-weight ratio alongside increased range for hybrids and pure battery-powered models.

The performance marque expects half of its cars to be electrified by 2025. Highlighting the commitment, the next-generation Macan will be exclusively battery powered.

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