Porsche’s first publicly-available electric sports car is still months away from its public debut but that hasn’t stoppped more than 20,000 people from all over the world from placing a EUR2,500 (roughly PHP146,000) down payment for it.
According to the German carmaker, the Porsche Taycan will make its debut in September, with the market launch scheduled to take place before the end of the year. Porsche claims its first purely electrically-powered sports car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in less than 3.5 seconds and have a range of more than 500 kilometers as measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Moreover, it will be possible to add sufficient charge for a range of 100 kilometers in just four minutes, again measured in accordance with the NEDC.
“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,” said Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “The Taycan will be the most sporty and most technically advanced vehicle in its segment–a true Porsche.”