Porsche North America Boss Says EVs Will Soon Become Commonplace

The President and chief executive of Porsche Cars North America, Klaus Zellmer, believes electric vehicles will soon become commonplace throughout the United States.

In an opinion piece published on USA Today, Zellmer writes that, despite some people having concerns about electric vehicles not catching on in the U.S., he believes there are a number of clear indications that everyday consumers “are about to embrace EVs as their daily drive.”

Zellmer first points to the success of Tesla in the and notes how the Model 3 outsold any other premium sedan in the country last year. Zellmer believes that just like what happened with the proliferation of smartphones that were introduced after the iPhone in 2007, consumers will be welcoming of new competitors in the electric vehicle space and will “respond well” to the expanded choice of EVs.

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The Porsche exec goes on to signify the importance of the rapidly-expanding large-space charging infrastructure coming to life across the country. Companies such as Electrify America (a VW Group subsidiary), ChargePoint, EVgo and others will make electric charges accessible to the masses. He also says that “electric vehicles are cleaner than they have ever been” thanks to the increased use of renewable energy in their production.

Porsche’s all-electric Taycan is just around the corner and, according to Zellmer, the company has enough interest in the vehicle to easily sell-out its first year of production in the U.S. Additionally, the Macan SUV will become all-electric in the coming years.

“Frankly, EVs are fun to drive,” Zellmer says towards the end of his article. “That should mean something coming from someone like me who is immersed in the Porsche heritage of 70 years of gas-powered sports cars. Electric motors provide instant torque for quick acceleration, and the lower center of gravity from battery packs will reinforce the sporty feeling.”

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  • Bo Hanan

    Fake exhaust???

    • Ken Lyns

      Part of the test mule camoflage.

  • GobbleUp

    In other news water is wet.

  • Mr. EP9

    Well of course they will, that’s not really up for debate. The real discussion is when that will happen.

    • Bash

      Exactly, and the definition of “Soon”. Personally EV’s will come, no doubts about that, but to be a main stream, commonplace.. I don’t see that coming before 10years from now.

  • Howfarr

    Good, get rid of those dirty oil rigs off our planet.
    Replace them with clean eco friendly rare earth mineral mines… much better

    • Shahul Usman

      charged up with clean coal!!

  • Dark Rebel

    They will become common place in Europe because the Europeans are basically mandating that, this is just corporate projection. In order for them to become commonplace they will need to increase the range on base EV’s by a factor of at least 2.

  • onthetrack

    The Taycan looks to be an awesome vehicle but I think it’s only the size of a BMW 3-Series. From videos I’ve seen of the interior it seems really small inside. I might be wrong though since I haven’t seen it in the flesh.

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