In just six weeks’ time at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Porsche Taycan will finally be unveiled to the world and is shaping up to quickly outsell the iconic 911.
The all-electric Taycan has been a long time coming and over the past couple of years, Porsche has managed to drum up a lot of interest in the car. According to Auto News, the company has already amassed almost 30,000 deposits for the Taycan and will look to quickly boost annual production up to about 40,000 units, Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst says.
In 2018, Porsche sold a total of 35,600 examples of the 911 across the globe so it seems inevitable that before long, the Taycan, a car which would have been unthinkable of a decade ago, will start to sell in greater numbers than Porsche’s most famous, desirable, and long-running sports car.
Customers looking to lock in an order for a Taycan need to place a 2500 euro ($2785) deposit which will be deducted from the final sales’ price. The Porsche Taycan will take the fight directly to Tesla’s Model S and while it does promise exciting performance abilities, it will launch with a far more limited charging network than the Tesla.
Fortunately, Porsche is hard at work installing charging stations across Europe and the United States which will be able to charge the Taycan with up to 62 miles (100 km) of range in a mere four minutes.
Porsche originally intended on building 20,000 Taycans annually but that figure is set to increase significantly on the back of high demand for the vehicle. In addition, Porsche is hiring 1500 new employees to build the Taycan and has so far recruited nearly 1000 out of 32,000 applications.