On November 7th, Porsche celebrated a major milestone as the 100,000th Taycan EV rolled off the production line, three years after production first began at the Zuffenhausen plant in Germany. The milestone vehicle — the Taycan Turbo S in a striking Neptune Blue — is officially on its way to 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.”
The Taycan is currently a fan-favourite among luxury EV lovers, and has quickly became one of Porsche’s best-selling models. In fact, of the 300,000+ vehicles Porsche delivered globally last year, 41,296 of them were the all-electric Taycan, the sales for which surpassed even the Porsche 911. By 2025, the automaker hopes for 50 per cent of its sales to be electric and, by 2030, that number should increase to 80 per cent.
Currently, the most popular markets for the Taycan are the US, China, and the UK/Ireland. The EV is also now available in three body styles – the Taycan sports sedan, Taycan Cross Turismo and Taycan Sport Turismo, with the Taycan Turbo S holding the current record for the fastest production electric car to navigate the Nürburgring Nordschleife (with a time of 7 minutes 33 seconds).
To celebrate this exciting milestone, Porsche also highlighted customers (referred to as “kilometre kings, in this case) who have reached meaningful kilometre milestones in their Taycans. According to Porsche, Jean-Hubert Revolon has already driven more than 188,119 kilometres in his Taycan 4S since mid-August 2020. Revolon has already driven his Porsche in almost all of France’s neighbouring countries, covering daily distances of up to 1,200 km.
As for the future of the Taycan, Porsche is showing no signs of slowing down. “The Taycan is an innovator and so is the Taycan’s production,” says Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche. “Since the start of production in 2019, we have been manufacturing the Taycan in a completely carbon-neutral manner. This now applies to the production of all sports cars at our plants in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig. This brings us another step closer to our vision of a ‘zero impact factory’. Smart, green and lean – that’s our understanding of sustainable production.”