Porsche will abandon VW’s “Artemis” electric car project


Volkswagen Group working on project launched at Audi “Artemis” of electric cars and the latest technology for their production. According to a report, Porsche should also be involved in the project, but now it is backing out. Sports car makers apparently pay a lot for this.

Artemis should emerge in 2025 from three future electric models, which will be produced at the VW Commercial Vehicle (VWN) in Hanover. Apart from the sister models of Audi and Bentley, automobile week According to 25,000 Porsches roll off the assembly line every year. The contracts have already been signed, but Porsche changed its mind at the end of 2021 and the group is buying its way out of the project. For this, a small three digit million amount is to be flown to VWN Hannover as compensation amount.

The transfer from Zuffenhausen should enable VWN in Hanover to close the gap created by the cancellation with Porsche’s own model. A camper version of the ID.Buzz electric minibus, which will be called the ID.California, and an additional plug-in hybrid version of the T7 Multivan with longer range are strongly planned. A T7 California is also being planned, reports automobile week, In addition, the plant in Hanover should deliver car bodies to Audi in Brussels as overflow production from 2026.

A central reason Porsche is said to have gone it alone is that the Artemis project also focuses on technology for widespread automation. Sports car manufacturers have no need for this, as specialized self-drive cars are offered. Without the shared platform with Audi, production in Hannover would be meaningless, because then production on a line would not be possible, he says. In any case, Porsche wasn’t excited about building one of its models at VW’s commercial vehicle plant in Hanover.

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The new Porsche electric car is now to be built at the brand’s Leipzig plant. according to information automobile week Called internally the K1 series would debut in 2026 in Saxony, a year later than planned in Hannover. The new group-wide “Super Platform” Scalable Systems Platform (SSP), but the platform for the electric Panamera is planned for 2024 or 2025. It is a premium platform electric jointly developed by Audi and Porsche (PPE) especially for high quality and powerful stromer.

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