All-electric Porsche Taycan enjoying huge global demand

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The chief executive of Stuttgart-based automaker Porsche claimed that its first production all-electric four-door sports car Taycan is enjoying a robust following worldwide.

Porsche AG Chief Executive Officer Oliver Blume said that the company has already surpassed the target for the whole year.

 “Our original production capacity for the Taycan was 20,000 units this year — we've sold that many in the first half of the year,” Blume said. “Incoming orders are huge.”

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He made the announcement at the panel discussion following the all-electric Mission R concept race car Mission R launch program.

According to Porsche, deliveries of the Taycan models from January to June 2021 already reached 19,822, which nearly hit the 20,015-unit volume made in the full 12 months of 2020.

The Porsche Taycan’s deliveries for the first half of 2021 almost matched that of the iconic 911 sports car which had 20,611 units during the same period. To note, the Porsche 911 in the first half already enjoyed a 22-percent rise from the same period last year.

Oliver Blume

In an earlier statement, Porsche AG Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing Detlev von Platen shared that the “rate of electrification is growing in all regions.”

This development confirms the path that we have taken with our drive strategy. In Europe, around 40 percent of the cars currently being delivered have an electric motor — whether they’re a purely electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid,” he was quoted as saying.

Overall, Porsche’s global sales experienced 31 percent growth in the first six months compared to the same period of the previous year.

“Our order books are full. At the same time, we are aware of the uncertainties caused by the Corona pandemic and the semiconductor supply situation. We are continuing to keep a close eye on the overall situation while maintaining our optimistic stance,” Von Platen said

Porsche Mission R Concept.

First displayed in 2015 as the Mission E concept car, the Taycan went into production in late 2019 and marked its first full year in the market in 2020. Meanwhile, the Taycan Cross Turismo crossover was unveiled this year, which was also initially shown in 2018 as the Mission E Cross Turismo.

An all-wheel drive race car, the Mission R is equipped with two electric motors that can deliver a little under 1,100hp. This vehicle can accelerate from zero-100kph in less than 2.5 seconds, and gets a top speed of over 300kph. The advanced 900-volt technology and Porsche Turbo Charging lets the car’s battery be charged from five percent to 80 percent in only 15 minutes.

It was March this year when PGA Cars announced the 2021 Porsche Taycan's  local availability.

Photos from PGA Cars

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