March 24, 2019

Porsche Taycan production model confirmed for September debut

11 March 2019, 11:56 | Hattie Nash

Porsche Taycan production model confirmed for September debut

Названа дата выхода первого электрического спорткара Porsche

Carrying the "Taycan" moniker, the fully electric saloon will celebrate its world premiere in September as per the attached press release, which leads us to believe we'll see it at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Commenting on the matter a few months ago, Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer explained: More than half of the people that are signing up for the Taycan have not owned or do not own a Porsche.

For a start, Porsche hasn't even revealed what the final design of the production Taycan will be.

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The model's planned production of 20,000 vehicles a year is based on a two-shift system at Porsche's main site in Stuttgart, Germany, and can be expanded if needed, production chief Albrecht Reimold told reporters last year.

Although it is not yet possible to pre-order the Porsche Taycan, buying interest can be measured by registrations in the option mentioned above, that requires a 2,500 euro deposit. Consisting of two electric motors, the powertrain will combine to give the auto a total output of 600 hp. Four minutes is all it will take to recharge the pack to provide a range of 62 miles.

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That last bit of information is likely to please many potential buyers of the model. The vehicle will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in considerably less than 3.5 seconds.

In a statement earlier today, Porsche's Detlev von Platen - the company's chief of sales and marketing - said the following: '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.

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