According to Porsche, it has collected 20,000 deposits from buyers around the world for its new Porsche Taycan electric car, expected to debut September 2019, despite its final design still being a mystery. This development was confirmed in the 2019 Geneva Motor Show (Thu, 7 Mar 2019 - Sun, 17 Mar 2019) taking place in Palexpo, Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland.
Porsche claimed that their customers are seriously interested in their first mass produced electric car, the Taycan, prompting buyers to put down four-figure deposits of about $2,800 (~1 million naira) for the new electric car. The Taycan will have a higher starting price of about $75,000 (~N27 million) and falls between the price range of Cayenne and the Panamera, according to Porsche.
Porsche must increase production capacity for the Taycan
According to Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG:
"The overwhelming interest in the Taycan shows us that our customers and fans are just as excited about the first Porsche electric athlete as we are - and we've therefore increased our production capacities. The Taycan will be the most sporty and most technically advanced vehicle in its segment - a true Porsche."
Though, the company planned to produce 20,000 Taycans in the first year of its production, Porsche will be doubling the amount because of this huge response and to meet demands as it told CNBC on January.
Porsche is working with Electrify America on charging infrastructure and will give Taycan customers three years of free unlimited charging at Electrify America stations.
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The new Porsche Taycan which is the first electric automobile of the company is capable of churning out max power of 600 bhp and will have an out travel range of more than 500km with its high voltage lithium-ion batteries. And will also be able to accumulate from 0 to 100 kmph in considerably less than 3.5 seconds with a 800 volt fast charging system that can provide an 80-percent charge in under 20 minutes according to Porsche.
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