The Porsche Taycan – Porsche’s first electric car – will debut in production guise in September, with more than 20,000 orders before its starts.
It’s more than three years since the Porsche Mission E Concept arrived as a pointer to the firts electric car from Stuttgart,
Since then, we’ve had a succession of teases and snippets from Porsche as the Mission E turns in to the Porsche Taycan for production, but we still haven’t seen the final production version.
But that will change in September as Porsche unveils the production version of the Taycan, and starts to make inroads in to an order book which already stretches beyond 20,000.
Doubtless the launch Taycan will be the most powerful iteration, delivering enough electric power to scoot to 62mph in not much more than 3.0 seconds, but we know Porsche is intent on keeping familiar nomenclature – the Taycan as an entry-level, a Taycan 4S and a Taycan Turbo – to deliver a range of cars likely spanning the £70-140k band.
Not only will the Taycan be a proper performance Porsche, it will have a 300 mile range and be able to charge at a rate of 62 miles every four minutes.
Announcing the arrival of the Taycan in production guise in September, Detlev von Platen, Porsche’s Sales and Marketing boss, said:
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.
Porsche say the Taycan will get a market launch before the end of 2019 after its September debut (which we assume will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show) and will be followed by the electric Taycan Cross Turismo and Macan EV.