Porsche Taycan to go into production in September

2019 Porsche Taycan electric orders

Earlier this year, word surfaced that Porsche was doubling production from 20,000 units to 40,000 units due to overwhelmingly strong demand.

That is the number that has already registered to join a list of prospective buyers - and registration requires a down payment of €2,500 (in Europe). It might not be the same price for every market, but it shows people are willing to put their money where their mouths are.

In 2018, Porsche's head of electric vehicles, Stefan Weckbach, said the Taycan will be able to sustain its performance better than the Model S. The Taycan "will offer reproducible performance and a top speed which can be maintained for long periods", he said.

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. Blume also added that the Taycan will be available in two battery sizes and that the entry-level option will cost less than $112,000. That's led to the company increasing its production plans to meet that initial demand.

2019 Porsche Taycan electric orders

Porsche has said the Taycan will have a range of over 300 miles, produce over 600 horsepower, and accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.

Porsche's first electric auto - will debut in production guise in September, with more than 20,000 orders before its starts.

The car's overall range on a single charge stands at 500 kilometres. As a final note, it's worth mentioning that a good deal of interest in the Taycan is coming from current Tesla owners.

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