Before Porsche unveiled their new Taycan EV earlier this year, it had high expectations that it would be the next “Tesla killer”, something that has yet to happen since Tesla first released the Model S in 2012.
Despite the fact deliveries have been delayed by at least 2 months, Porsche’s North American CEO is saying that out of “thousands” of potential U.S. customers who have shown “sincere interest” in the vehicle, Tesla owners are the highest among non-Porsche owners (via CNBC), surprising to even Porsche itself.
“They currently drive a Tesla, they’re open to experiencing something new now. We’re very happy about that.”
Other than Tesla owners, interest has come from competitor automakers such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Porsche has not officially released any information on the number of pre-orders placed for the Taycan, but have said that more than 20,000 people have shown “sincere interest” in the EV. That’s in stark contrast to Tesla’s Cybertruck, which in just a few weeks since the unveiling already has over 250,000 reservations.
There are currently 3 trim options for the Taycan. The Taycan 4S starts at $119,400 before options. The Taycan Turbo is available for $173,900, and Taycan Turbo S starts at $213,900.