The Taycan has become Porsche’s best selling car in Europe, eclipsing the sales of the Panamera, its nearest gas-powered competitor. It also became the 15th best-selling electric car in the continent.
With Taycan sales cruising past other Porsche models, the company clearly looks forward to an all-electric future.
Sales of other models have dropped over the years. For instance, 911 sales are down by 37%, Macan sales by 62%, and even Panamera sales have hit an all-time low — down 71%.
According to figures released by the manufacturer, Porsche has sold, in Europe, over 1,183 Taycans against 1,097 911s, 771 Cayennes, 646 Macans, 554 Cayenne Coupes, 517 Cayman/Boxsters, and 278 Panameras.
Porsche’s best-selling car also involves an insane amount of engineering and power. The Taycan is the first production electric vehicle, using an 800-volt electrical system and two-speed transmission. A 270-kilowatt charging option can also charge the battery up to 80 percent in just 22.5 minutes!
Furthermore, the company offers the Taycan in three different variants — the 4S, Turbo, and the Turbo S. And no matter the variant, the Taycan is a silent beast. In fact, it is one of the fastest EV only cars with a 0-60mph time of 2.4 seconds.
Even though the Turbo S is a flagship performance vehicle, it still has an impressive EPA rating of 192 miles while the Turbo goes up to 201 miles on a single charge. Prices range from $105,150 for the 4S to $185,350 for a higher-performing Turbo S.
Indeed, the rising sales of the Taycan are very promising for the EV market as more and more people are opting for all-electric powertrain options.
Recent reports reveal that EV registrations in July reached an all-time high across Europe with full electric, plug-in, and hybrids accounting for 18 percent of all passenger car sales. By comparison, BEV’s market share accounted for 7.5 percent in July 2019 and only 5.7 percent in July 2018.
Thanks to government initiatives and improved technology, the demand for ICE alternatives continue to rise as plug-in hybrid sales are up by 365 percent. In comparison, hybrid sales have increased by 89 percent compared to July 2019.
BEV registrations jumped from 23,400 units in July 2019 to a staggering 53,200 units in July 2020. With higher sales and increased competition among companies, BEV options have increased from 28 to 38 models over the year.