Porsche’s all-electric Taycan outshines its flagship 911 sports car – techcrunch

The all-electric Porsche Taycan topped sales of the German automaker’s iconic 911 internal combustion sports car in the first nine months of the year, a milestone for the electric vehicle that was introduced in late 2019.

Sales figures released on Friday show that Porsche delivered 217,198 vehicles globally in the first three quarters, a 13% year-over-year increase. The results were driven by a tripling of deliveries from Taycan as well as the growth of its popular gasoline-powered Macan vehicle. These figures show that Porsche has recovered from the 5% drop in sales in the nine-month period between 2019 and 2020.

While the gasoline-powered Porsche Cayenne led the portfolio with 62,451 vehicles delivered in the first nine months of the year, it actually represents a 2.8% drop from the same period in 2020. Strong demand for the smaller Macan SUV, which saw a 12% increase in deliveries to 61,944 vehicles, the Taycan and 911 helped fuel Porsche’s overall increase.

Porsche delivered 28,640 Taycan vehicles between January and September, beating the company’s longtime flagship, the Porsche 911 sports car. Porsche delivered 27,972 of its 911 sports cars, a 10% increase from at the same time last year.

Porsche delivered 20,275 Panameras and 15,916 of its 718 Boxsters and 718 Caymans, all of which were up around 1% from last year.

While the bulk of Porsche’s sales are represented by combustion vehicles, the success of the Taycan could strengthen the company’s push into electric vehicles. Porsche plans to introduce an all-electric version of the Macan in 2023.


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