The Porsche Taycan is an all-electric 4-door coupe developed by Porsche, which was first unveiled as a concept car named Mission E at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and then in production form at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car will be offered in several versions.
Porsche announced the start of production of the Taycan in September 2019. When the Taycan was introduced, the optimism of the company was high, the car was seen as the next "Tesla Killer." Porsche initially planned to produce 20,000 electric vehicles during the first year of production, but, according to the company, interest in the car prompted the automaker to double its planned annual production to 40,000 in its first year. Porsche said they received 30,000 deposits for booking this model. The size of the deposit was $2785.
At the end of August 2019, Porsche fans rejoiced: the company announced a new Nurburgring record among four-door all-electric sports cars. Porsche Taycan, whose official premiere was scheduled for September 4 this year, overcame the legendary 20.6-kilometer track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.
But their joy didn't last long, already in mid-September, the Tesla Model S broke the "unsurpassed record" of Taycan, completing the lap in 7 minutes and 23 seconds.
The next bad news was the range problem. In fact, a car with a claimed range of 280 miles had only 201 miles. This is stunning information, because the company deceived its customers and provided them with a car, the range of which is almost in 1/3 times less than declared. Most outraged by the statement by Volkswagen CEO on this issue: “It was a development goal. Range was not a top priority.” Probably for a company that is used to deceiving its customers, as is the case with software that underestimates CO2 emissions, another fraud is not a big problem.
In November, Porsche found out, that it quite difficult to produce an all-electric car. The German automaker announced that the Taycan, its first all-electric car, faced some production delays. According to the company, the delay will be 8-10 weeks, this is not a good start.
It seems that a number of negative aspects greatly influenced the desire to purchase an electric car from Porsche. The company announced that it delivered only 130 cars to the United States.
But here it is worth clarifying one point. Thanks to the observations of one of the Twitter users, Dealer of Happiness, out of 130 cars delivered to the USA, 124 were delivered to dealerships.
It seems that Porsche needs to significantly change its approach to the production of electric vehicles, otherwise people will lose interest in them. Studies show us that if you want to buy a car that meets the stated specifications, then the Porsche Taycan is definitely not a good choice. Once again, German manufacturers are trying to trick consumers who buy or want to buy their product.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.