Porsche aims for 50:50 EV sales by 2025

Porsche has announced ambitious targets for its electric car sales, alongside additional details of its first EV due - the Taycan.

By 2025, Porsche aims for EV production to make up half of all its models built. With every second model featuring an electric motor, half of these vehicles are expected to be pure-electric, and the other half to be made up of plug-in hybrids.

With the Taycan due in 2019, that's a rapid acceleration in sales for Porsche's pure-electric models, though its E-Hybrid PHEV models for the Panamera, Panamera Sport Turismo, and Cayenne are already very popular. More than half of Panamera sales in Europe are already made up of the E-Hybrid variants, for example.

Initial production targets for Taycan production are sitting at 20,000 units a year. Put into perspective, that would put Taycan output at around two-thirds of current 911 sales.

More than $6 billion (£4.5 billion) will have been invested in electromobility by 2022, and Porsche is using 100% green energy at its German production facilities.

Porsche has built more than 100 prototypes of the Taycan to develop the new EV - though hasn't been more specific than 'three figures'. The Porsche will be able to charge at 350 kW, and will come with an official range of more than 310 miles on a single charge.

Able to accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 3.5 seconds, the four-door saloon will use two electric motors - developed using expertise from the company's Le Mans winning 919 Hybrid programme - to produce more than 600 hp (440 kW).

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:31st Jul 2018

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