Even though the Porsche Taycan won’t be presented until September and the final design is not yet known, there are already more than 20,000 potential buyers worldwide.
It is not yet possible to pre-order the Taycan; however, for €2,500, people can register their interest in buying one as part of a depositor programme – and around 20,000 customers have already done so worldwide. This is a significantly higher figure than Porsche expected.
“We usually only see ordering peaks after the first driving reports are available, when the vehicle is presented, and when customers have been able to sit in the car in real life. The overwhelming interest in the Taycan shows us that our customers and fans are just as excited about the first Porsche electric athlete as we are — and we’ve therefore increased our production capacities,” said Porsche in a statement.
Porsche had initially planned to build 20,000 Taycans in its first year. Overwhelming demand for the electric sports car forced the company’s hand, however, and it confirmed in January that it intended to double that production capacity to 40,000 units. It’ll be built in the same Zuffenhausen facility that also makes the 911, as well as the 718 twins.
Porsche will offer the Taycan with two battery sizes, and will be starting with the larger package; the entry-level version with smaller battery will start at under €100,000. And just as with our combustion engines, there will also be many attractive extras for the Taycan.
The Porsche Taycan will have its debut in September, and market launch is scheduled to take place before the end of the year. The vehicle will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in considerably less than 3.5 seconds. It will have a range of more than 500 kilometers as measured in accordance with the NEDC. Moreover, it will be possible to add sufficient charge for a range of 100 kilometers in just four minutes (measured in accordance with the NEDC).