The Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron, and Volkswagen ID.4 are only the beginning of what’s widely expected to be an all-electric future. Porsche is needed to help fund that. Plus, it’s an R&D powerhouse, though not quite at the level of Audi. “In my opinion, evaluating the Group parts individually does not fit into a time when our transformation to e-mobility will bring enormous synergies across all company divisions,” Diess continued. Those hoping to buy Porsche shares seem to be out of luck, for now.
Porsche recently expanded its stake to 24 percent in Croatian electric hypercar and R&D company Rimac, and sources have hinted this partnership could soon include Bugatti as well. Incorporating Rimac tech into the VW Group with Porsche at the helm could be a far better long-term business decision than taking Porsche public.