The all-electric Taycan is already proving to be one of Porsche’s most popular models, so much so that they even expect it to outsell the iconic 911. Prior to its global debut, the German automaker already had around 30,000 pre-orders for the model, and it is expected to have risen since the car debuted last week. It would be no surprise then that Porsche wants to start production of the Taycan as soon as possible in order to meet demand.
Porsche has announced that production of the first Taycan customer vehicles has already started on September 9, 2019. So if you happen to be one of the first few to pre-order a Taycan, then your very own model is likely being built as you’re reading this.
Assembly will take place at their newest production facility located at its Zuffenhausen site. Construction of the newly opened facility was completed in less than 48 months, and is called “a factory of the future”. Unlike most production plants, Porsche says the Taycan facility is a ‘zero-impact facility’. Simply put, the plant has no negative environmental impact using electricity from renewable sources and biogas to generate heat.
“The new plant reflects the brand's tradition and sends out a clear signal about the future of Porsche,” says Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG. “It was a deliberate decision to build the Taycan in Zuffenhausen – the home of the brand’s heart and soul.”
Porsche’s first-ever all-electric vehicle is now on sale, and is available in two variants – Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. The range-topping variant is the Turbo S featuring 760 PS and has a range of up to 412 kilometers. Meanwhile, the Turbo produces only 680 PS but benefits from more range at 450 kilometers.