When Tesla Model S was revealed, it managed to command 15,000 reservation throughout the year and its only competitor was Nissan Leaf. It was seven years ago and only 2650 units were delivered to its customers till 2013. Porsche revealed all-electric Taycan in the month of September of this year. Now, it seems that Porsche Taycan is quite popular as it managed to surpass 30,00 pre-orders in Europe alone. Reuters reported that each customer made a down payment of €2,500 and one-third of them have placed a firm order. This was disclosed by their company’s CEO Oliver Blume who admitted that the electric sedan exceeded even their expectations.
Strangely, Porsche’s spokesperson didn’t confirm reservation numbers for the US market. Porsche Taycan will arrive in Europe soon, followed by other markets shortly. Hence, we expect the waiting list would stretch around for a couple of years. Porsche has a plan to deliver 20,000 in 2020. To keep up with the high demand, Stuttgart plant would certainly boost the production. Even though it competes against Tesla Model S, Porsche have retained its DNA in all-electric Taycan with 21st century tweaks.
Electric powertrain in Taycan Turbo S produces a whopping 750hp and 1,050 Nm of torque when Overboost function is enabled. It can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds whereas takes 9.8 seconds to hit 0-124mph. When given enough space on the road, it can also hit a top speed of 162mph without breaking a sweat. With fully charged battery, Porsche Taycan Turbo S offers a range of 256 miles in WLTP cycle. Using 270kW charger, 93.4 kWh charges to 80 percent in under 22.5 minutes. However, as per recent reports, EPA rating of Porsche Taycan is disappointing and offers 201 miles, much lower than anyone had expected.