This September, Porsche will officially reveal the highly anticipated all-electric Taycan at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite being an all-new model, it seems the German marque won't have any trouble finding buyers for it. In fact, it might even outsell the brand's most revered model – the 911.
Bloomberg reports that Porsche already has around 30,000 reservations for the Taycan to date. For reference, the automaker first announced that they had around 20,000 reservations last March. Considering the all-electric model has not even been revealed yet, gaining an additional 10,000 reservations in four months is an incredible feat.
When it comes to the numbers, Porsche managed to sell around 35,600 models (in different variants) of the 911 last year. With around 30,000 units of the Taycan already reserved, it is possible that the electric could outsell the brand's most iconic model when revealed. Considering how the Taycan is reported to be cheaper than the new 992, this makes the possibility of it outselling the 911 even more likely.
Originally, Porsche planned on building 20,000 Taycans per year at its new EV plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. However, the German marque decided to bump up production to 40,000 units last January in preparation for the surge in demand.
In another report on Handelsblatt, Porsche has also hired an additional 1,500 workers specifically for the new EV plant. Out of the 1,500 workers, 1,100 are already onboard with the rest to follow in October. With the huge amount of reservations they amassed, it certainly was a good call on Porsche's part.
No official figures have been revealed at the moment just yet, but Porsche says the Taycan is capable of delivering around 600 horsepower to all four wheels and have around 500 km of range. It will also be able to recharge to 80% in just 15 minutes with the automaker's fast-charging network.
The all-electric Taycan will surely be a gamechanger from Porsche. Not only is it expected to boost company sales and quickly jump into the market of EVs, but the model is also expected the increase in production which in turn will also create more jobs for people.