Filipinos expressing high interest in Audi and Porsche EVs
PGA Cars, the exclusive distributor of Porsche and Audi (among other luxury auto brands), is reporting an uptick in the interest in their electric vehicles, which matches the rising trend in deliveries of the Taycan and the e-tron globally.
This development has prompted both brands to increase their investment in residential and destination charging solutions, personnel expertise, and dedicated EV facilities, among other initiatives.
According to a survey by PGA Cars, over 100 Filipinos have expressed interest in the Audi e-tron, while 50 people have made reservations for the Porsche Taycan. These may seem like paltry numbers compared to mass-market models, but remember, the Taycan costs Php 9 million and the e-tron is around Php 5 to 6 million.
Globally, deliveries for Porsche models went up by 11% in 2021 compared to the previous year, and nearly 40% of that were either plug-in hybrids or fully electric models. Interest in the Taycan has also gone up after Porsche introduced the Taycan Cross Turismo, a derivative expected to arrive in the Philippines later in the year.
Audi experienced a 57.4% increase in electric vehicle sales in 2021. It was buoyed by the launch of the new Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT grand touring models globally.
Porsche’s goal is for half their sales to be composed of plug-in hybrids and fully electric models by 2025, and then bring it up to 80% by 2030. Audi wants to have 20 fully electric and 10 partially electric models in their lineup by 2025 and will phase out producing combustion engines by 2033.
If you want to see just how one of PGA's EV offerings performs, check out the video above and see for yourself the Porsche Taycan in action.