Porsche indicated that it has been working on a four-motor powertrain, which is intended to increase the control of Porsche's electric SUVs. The four-motor powertrain is able to shift power to where the car needs it to maintain control. This could help drivers navigate difficult conditions as well as take curves at higher speeds. The system is able to transition power within a few milliseconds. This allows electric SUVs to have a better slip differential than gas-powered models.
It appears that Porsche is attempting to leverage the potential for enhanced control that electric SUVs could offer. Additionally, if Porsche's EVs could offer performance benefits, then consumers may be more inclined to purchase electric vehicles from the brand.
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