Like most automakers in 2020, Porsche announced Tuesday its global vehicle sales had declined by 3%. Those numbers could have been worse if not for their all-electric Taycan.
In its first full year of production the Taycan registered 20,015 deliveries around the world. As noted by Porsche, these figures were achieved even with a six-week shutdown of production earlier in the year.
Sales of the Porsche EV exploded in the second half of the year. From January to June, Porsche sold just 4,480 units, but was able to increase that to 15,535 units in the following six months.
Showing off the strength of EVs, the Taycan made up more than 7% of Porsche’s overall sales. In 2021 the German automaker sold 272,162 vehicles, down from 280,800 units in 2020.
Porsche was able to grow their numbers considerably as they progressed through the year. From January to June Porsche delivered 116,964 vehicles around the world. That was a 12% drop compared to the first 6 months of 2019.
For the second half of the year, Porsche delivered 155,198 vehicles, a nearly 40% increase.