Porsche will up production of the Taycan to meet demand
When Porsche first announced its contribution to the EV market, theTaycan , it said it would make 20,000 of them. Sounds like a reasonable number on the surface, especially for a brand whose loyal customers have enjoyed purely combustion-engine vehicles up until now. But before the sedan has even been made, Porsche says demand has outstripped supply, so they’re upping the order.
“So far, the annual production capacity is 20,000 vehicles,” Oliver Blume, Porsche’s CEO, said in an interview withWirtschaftswoche, a German business magazine. “However, due to the positive response, we will adjust this number upwards.”
Porsche prepared for the incoming electric pioneer by building a dedicated plant at the Zuffenhausen factory in Germany. The new paint and assembly line will spit out the 20,000-plus Taycans, including theoff-road wagon production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo Porsche revealed earlier this year. The added production will be split between the regular Taycan and the off-road variant.
Numbers haven’t been verified just yet, but it looks like the Taycan will be working with around 600 horsepower–enough to get the sedan to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds – and an 800-volt battery capable of 500 km per charge. The price meanwhile, will be somewhere between $75,500 and $97,300 (benchmarks set by the Cayenne and Panamera in the European markets), or the exact amount to make the average Tesla shopper seriously consider the options.