Porsche’s Taycan has barely entered production, but the company seems to have increased its production citing a surge in demand.
Confirming the same to German news agency Wirtschafts Woche, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume stated that the added production will be split between the standard Taycan sedan and the Cross Tourismo variant that the company had confirmed earlier this year.
The company had initially fixated on 20,000 models per year which were pumped up due to an unprecedented surge in demand for the vehicle. For instance, in Norway, where Porsche records nothing more than 600 new cars a year, a staggering 3,000 reservations were made for the Taycan with cash deposits.
In response to this demand, Porsche has stepped up its production by assigning a new plant in Zuffenhausen with the production of the Taycan, where the company has made sure that that the car had its own dedicated assembly line and paint shop.
Earlier this year, Porsche unveiled the spec sheet of the EV, suggesting that the car would deliver over 600hp with an estimated range of 482km. However, we expect additional variants of Taycan to come with less power to fall in line with Porsche’s typical base, S, and Turbo model hierarchy.
The Taycan will also feature Porsche’s 800-volt electrical system that would fast charge up to 80 percent in 15 minutes. It will carry a two-speed automatic transmission system that will supply the power to all the four wheels. However, the company also plans for a rear-wheel drive later in the car’s life.