Porsche has 30,000 reservations for the Taycan, its sleek-looking Tesla rival. Here’s what we know about the car.

The Porsche Taycan.

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The Porsche Taycan.
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Porsche has received 30,000 reservations for the electric Taycan sports car, Porsche human-resources manager Andreas Haffner recently told the German publication Handelsblatt.

“There are 30,000 orders for the Taycan,” she said.

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Handelsblatt reported that the reservations require a deposit of around $2,800. A Porsche representative told Business Insider that over 20,000 people worldwide have shown “serious interest” in buying a Taycan, but noted that those people have only put themselves on a list of potential customers through a Porsche dealership. Putting your name on the list does not require a deposit, the representative said.

In March, Porsche said it was increasing production of the Taycan due to high demand. Deliveries for the Taycan, Porsche’s first all-electric production vehicle, will begin near the end of this year.

Here’s what we know about the vehicle.


The Taycan will be Porsche’s first all-electric production vehicle.

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Porsche has said it will have over 600 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.

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The Taycan will have a range of over 310 miles per charge and the ability to get over 60 miles of range from a four-minute charge, according to Porsche.

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Porsche has said the interior will have a number of high-tech features, like a digital instrument panel that mirrors the driver’s movements and a dashboard drivers can control with gestures through a holographic display.

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The Taycan’s lithium-ion battery will run along the entire length of the car to create an even distribution of weight, Porsche has said.

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Deliveries for the Taycan will begin near the end of 2019. It’s expected to start around $90,000, according to The Drive.

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Source: The Drive