The automaker plans to produce 40,000 electric vehicles annually.
According to the report, Porsche plans to double its Taycan (formerly Mission E) electric vehicle plans. And if earlier it was about 20,000 cars a year, now the figure is 40,000 units.
Of course, by the standards of the automotive industry, this is not so much. But do not forget that we are talking about Porsche. With a figure of 40,000 units per year, it will be one of the company's best-selling vehicles. Not bad for the brand's first electric car.
The company is believed to have doubled down on plans, encouraged by the number of pre-orders for the Taycan. It is known that 3,000 applications were received from Norway alone. By comparison, Porsche typically only sells about 600 vehicles per year in the country. In total, in 2018, the company sold 57,202 cars, and almost half of this figure was sales of SUV Macan. Model 911 was sold in the amount of 9,647 pieces.
Porsche plans to launch the electric car by the end of the year, with the production version of the car due to be unveiled in Frankfurt in September. Earlier, the automaker said that it "enters the electric era with the new Taycan” and shared some details about the progress regarding the production of an electric car. The price of the novelty is not yet known, but even the base model is expected to cost between $80,000 and $90,000. The Taycan is expected to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and have a range of 500 km.