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As we get closer to the taycans release date and for sales to finally kick off, a big question on my mind has been projected sales volume because it plays into our early experience with them as owners. Sticking to the macro picture for now of just numbers, Porsche said they'll produce 40,000+ of these per year globally.
I'm based in the U.S. so breaking that down even further to a local view, going off sales of existing Porsche models that come close, the Tesla Model S and a few others i'm guessing no more than 800-900 consistently every month month for the country.


 

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The Taycan has the potential to become one of the top sellers in Porsches lineup, and that would be a huge feat considering the popularity of SUV's in NA. Since Tesla is just now starting to produce their $35k entry level model, we could see another spike in sales over the next few months. Competition is good for everyone.
 

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Does anyone else not feel like the interior quality and fit and finish of that new Model 3, leaves something to be desired even for a $35,000 car? Unless you are buying purely for the badge, there are many other electric alternatives that come with more luxurious cabins and features for the same money.
 

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Does anyone else not feel like the interior quality and fit and finish of that new Model 3, leaves something to be desired even for a $35,000 car? Unless you are buying purely for the badge, there are many other electric alternatives that come with more luxurious cabins and features for the same money.
Not at all, there are no alternatives to the model 3 even close to what it can do.
 

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This is a complete re-design for Porsche: a brand new model that evidently shares little with their ICE models. I think that lots of people will be wary of buying a Taycan when it first comes out, to wait and see what kind of problems might arise early in such an expensive vehicle; yeah, some people will blindly trust Porsche and get it because it looks cool. But the early people buying probably won't have much if any chance to test-drive it, as it sounds like there are lots of orders that may take up dealership allocations.


Because it's unlikely to cost less than $90k (USD), and probably way over $100k with options, it will not sell better than the Panamera, I don't think -- at least in the US. Asia and Europe will likely be very different.
 

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This is a complete re-design for Porsche: a brand new model that evidently shares little with their ICE models. I think that lots of people will be wary of buying a Taycan when it first comes out, to wait and see what kind of problems might arise early in such an expensive vehicle; yeah, some people will blindly trust Porsche and get it because it looks cool. But the early people buying probably won't have much if any chance to test-drive it, as it sounds like there are lots of orders that may take up dealership allocations.


Because it's unlikely to cost less than $90k (USD), and probably way over $100k with options, it will not sell better than the Panamera, I don't think -- at least in the US. Asia and Europe will likely be very different.
sometimes just having a good relationship with your dealer can make these issues easier to deal with
although the vehicle will be in the shop you'll at least get good loaners to use in the mean time and them putting up a better fight with the manufacture.
 

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Most of the North American buyers of the Taycan are probably already Porsche hybrid owners. Sales will never match what is seen overseas until the infrastructure begins to improve. Sure most downtown and metropolitan areas have charging stations, but more remote areas still lack coverage.
 

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To no surprise to me, reports of the Taycan likely outselling the 911 are starting to come out. Even the initial numbers of Taycan demand alone indicated this would happen, I mean, 20 000 is A LOT for Porsche and there's just no slowing down.

EDIT: Taycan pre-orders are over 30,000!

In just six weeks’ time at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Porsche Taycan will finally be unveiled to the world and is shaping up to quickly outsell the iconic 911.

The all-electric Taycan has been a long time coming and over the past couple of years, Porsche has managed to drum up a lot of interest in the car. According to Auto News, the company has already amassed almost 30,000 deposits for the Taycan and will look to quickly boost annual production up to about 40,000 units, Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst says.

In 2018, Porsche sold a total of 35,600 examples of the 911 across the globe so it seems inevitable that before long, the Taycan, a car which would have been unthinkable of a decade ago, will start to sell in greater numbers than Porsche’s most famous, desirable, and long-running sports car.

Customers looking to lock in an order for a Taycan need to place a 2500 euro ($2785) deposit which will be deducted from the final sales’ price. The Porsche Taycan will take the fight directly to Tesla’s Model S and while it does promise exciting performance abilities, it will launch with a far more limited charging network than the Tesla.

Fortunately, Porsche is hard at work installing charging stations across Europe and the United States which will be able to charge the Taycan with up to 62 miles (100 km) of range in a mere four minutes.
Porsche originally intended on building 20,000 Taycans annually but that figure is set to increase significantly on the back of high demand for the vehicle. In addition, Porsche is hiring 1500 new employees to build the Taycan and has so far recruited nearly 1000 out of 32,000 applications.
 
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