The manufacturer has started production of the all-electric Porsche Taycan sports sedan.
The first vehicles for sale rolled off the assembly line yesterday.
Porsche’s modern CO2-neutral plant in Zuffenhausen has become the place where the Taycans are being produced.
The facility uses the latest 4.0 production technology. It takes electricity from renewable sources and biogas to generate heat. The production buildings are very energy-efficient.
The Taycan’s forerunner – the Porsche Mission E Concept – was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Shortly after this, the company made a decision to construct its “factory of the future”.
It seems the Porsche Taycan launch into production comes on schedule thank to careful planning, contrary to a sad tradition we’ve seen with some other EVs, and despite the fact the facility operates at full capacity making other models of the brand.
More than 130 companies (mostly suppliers) have been involved in production.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in the USA start from $150,900 for the Taycan Turbo and $185,000 for the Taycan Turbo S.
On sale there from December 2019.