How to design an electric car, according to Porsche design boss

The perceived wisdom goes that electric cars provide a blank canvas when it comes to car design, given that there’s no engine to define the whole packaging set-up. Not so, according to Porsche design boss Michael Mauer. “It is the packaging that defines the architecture of a car,” he said. “Passengers, luggage space, legal requirements – this defines the architecture of the car by as much as 70%,” leaving 30% for the designer’s pen. When entering new sectors with the Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan, Porsche has unashamedly looked to the…