Porsche has announced that it has produced its 100,000th Taycan electric car, and it is highlighting some of them out there that are getting significant mileage.
At first, Porsche was reticent about making all-electric vehicles over concerns about how the performance that made its name would translate to an all-electric car.
The brand’s first entry into the all-electric world removed all doubts.
The Taycan has emerged as a top option in the higher-end market for performance sedans, and it quickly became one of Porsche’s best-selling models. Porsche delivered just over 300,000 vehicles globally last year, and 41,296 of them were the all-electric Taycan, which even sold more globally than the Porsche 911 last year.
The electric vehicle’s success has led Porsche to accelerate its electrification effort and set a goal for “50% of its sales [to] be electric in 2025.” The automaker also said that it wants 80% of its sales to be electric by 2030.
Porsche is on its way there after three years of the Taycan being in production. Today, the German automaker announced that it produced its 100,000th Taycan yesterday:
On 7 November, the 100,000th Taycan rolled off the production line. The milestone car left the assembly line about three years after production first started at the main plant in Zuffenhausen in September 2019. The Neptune Blue Taycan Turbo S is destined for a customer in the United Kingdom. “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone in production history so quickly – despite the recent challenges posed by the semiconductor shortage and the volatile Covid situation,” says Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “With the Taycan, we have made a decidedly successful start in the electric age.”
Another relevant example comes from within Porsche as the company’s Head of Body Planning, Markus Kreutel, did 134,911 km (83,830 miles) in a Taycan Turbo company car between February 2021 and August 2022. Daily distances of up to 1,500 km (932 miles) haven’t been an issue for the performance EV during his business trips that frequently involved traveling from Zuffenhausen to Slovakia or the Ore Mountains.
The journalists at Auto Bild have also smashed the 100,000-km barrier with a Taycan 4S in an endurance test that started on October 17, 2020, and ended earlier this month. Speaking of German magazines, Auto Motor und Sport recently took delivery of a Cross Turismo 4 for its long-term test fleet with the goal to cover 100,000 km (62,137 miles) over a maximum period of two years.