How to Book a Porsche Taycan in the United States
【Summary】German sports car manufacturer Porsche recently revealed the specifications for its upcoming electric vehicle. The booking for the upcoming EV is now open across the globe.
German sports car manufacturer Porsche recently revealed the specs for its upcoming electric vehicle. The new electric car, called the Porsche Taycan, draws its roots from the 2015 Mission E concept and is likely to be launched in 2019.
The automaker first showcased the Mission E concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Pre-orders for the upcoming EV are now open across the globe.
The company confirmed that its upcoming electric vehicle will get two permanently synchronous electric motors, one powering the rear wheels and the other for the front axle. In keeping with Porsche's sports car heritage, the two motors will offer a combined power output of over 600 horsepower.
Even though the car is not due to launch until next year, the Stuttgart based car manufacturer has started taking pre-orders for it.
Porsche has also confirmed that Taycan will get an all-electric driving range of 310 miles. The electric motors will be powered by a high-voltage Lithium-Ion battery pack. Once this high voltage battery pack is depleted, customers will be able to charge their Taycan's battery to deliver another 248 miles of range in under 15 minutes.
This will be enabled by Porsche's fast charging mechanism using 800-volt chargers. The Taycan will adhere to the charging system standards in place in North America and the United Kingdom. In countries like Japan and China, Porsche will comply with local standards.
The Taycan will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3.6 seconds to compete with the likes of the Tesla Model 3 Performance variant. Porsche also announced that Taycan will hit the 124 mph mark from a standstill in under 12 seconds.
To book a Porsche Taycan, customers can log on to the company's special-pre-order page which is listed on the official Porsche website. A local Porsche dealership will then contact interested customers once they receive the necessary information.
Some Porsche dealerships are also bypassing the website and taking pre-orders directly from the customers.
The deposit amount for pre-orders varies between dealerships. Reports revealed that some dealerships are putting customers on the waiting list for Taycans without any deposits, while other reports disclosed that some dealerships are charging up to $5,000 for pre-order requests.
The amount of deposit also depends on factors like the relationship shared by the customer and the dealership in the past.
It was also reported that up to 50 dealers may have already had their Taycan allotments. It is also expected that Porsche will launch its electric vehicle in March during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The company also announced that it plans on producing approximately 20,000 Taycans per year. With only months left to its launch, which will also mark a milestone for Porsche, anticipation for the upcoming electric vehicle is growing and pre-orders are flooding in.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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