The demand for the Porsche Taycan is much higher than expected
Is this a sign of future success?
The Porsche Taycan has already registered 30,000 pre-orders since its revelation at the beginning of September. And this figure is only for Europe! This far exceeds Porsche's expectations, as it did not expect such a popularity. The Taycan is the brand's first production electric car and is a direct rival to the Tesla Model S.
This rivalry with Tesla began when Porsche tested its Taycan on the Nürburgring. The German car set a record time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds, making it the fastest production electric sedan on a lap. This will surprise Tesla, which communicates strongly about the power and speed of its cars.
According to Reuters, the 30,000 future customers of the Porsche Taycan paid no less than €2,500. Of these 30,000 people, 10,000 of them insured to buy the car. These customers will still have to be patient since deliveries have just begun. If Porsche rejects any competition with Tesla, the Taycan could well threaten the sales of the Model S.
Indeed, many Tesla owners have shown interest in the Taycan. They even represent the largest proportion of non-Porsche owners. The brand plans to deliver 20,000 units of its electric sedan by 2020. If all reservations lead to the purchase of the car, it would mean that all the Taycan are sold for their first year of production.
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