Porsche board member Andreas Haffner told German newspaper Handelsblatt this week that the company now has 30,000 deposits of 2,500 euros for the high-performance sports car.
That puts it in a strong position to rival Tesla’s global Model S sales when deliveries begin later this year, and Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer told CNET in December that the majority of depositors currently own a Tesla.
The production version of the Taycan is scheduled to be unveiled in early September with all-wheel-drive, 600 hp, a range over 300 miles and the ability to be charged to 80 percent in just 15 minutes at the company’s network of 800-volt stations. Final pricing hasn’t been revealed, but it is expected to start under $100,000.
A utility model based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept will follow with similar specifications.