Porsche shared a few more details about the production version of its upcoming all-electric Taycan based on the most frequently asked questions by its Norwegian reservation holders.
Norway is going to be a very important market for the Taycan.
We recently reported that Porsche wants to double its planned production of the Taycan to 40,000 cars per year.
Part of the reason why is the demand that they are seeing from reservation holders, especially in Norway.
The automaker says that they received close to 3,000 reservations with deposits. Normally, Porsche sells only about 600 vehicles per year in the market.
That’s also despite Porsche only having revealed a concept of the vehicle, The Mission E, and the actual production version of the car is not expected until later this year.
They gathered some questions frequently asked by those reservation holders and asked them directly to Stefan Weckbach, Porsche’s head of electric vehicle programs, in a short Q&A sent out to reservation holders in Norway.
Local reservation holder Jim Roger Johansen shared a copy of the interview with Electrek.
In the interview, Weckbach was asked about the difference between the Mission E concept and the production version of the Taycan.
He said that it will be similar, but they have made aerodynamic changes and they changed some other features. He confirmed that the suicide doors didn’t make the cut for the production version:
“It will be very similar, only more suited to practical use, and we had to optimize the aerodynamics. The car will, for example, have conventional doors instead of hinged doors for safety reasons, and to get the lowest weight and ease of use.”
Weckbach was also about a hitch option and a winter package for the Taycan.
He confirmed that no hitch will be available and the winter pack will have a heat pump as an option:
“[Winter package] will have heating seats in both front and rear seats, heating steering wheel and a heat pump will be available as an option.”
The executive also confirmed another few details about the production version: it will have a ~90 kWh battery pack and a 22 kW onboard charger.
He couldn’t confirm the price of the vehicle, but he said it will be priced between the Cayenne and Panamera.
Previous reports stated that Porsche is aiming to have a starting price of around $85,000, but they will offer several different versions of the vehicle.
Weckbach confirmed that only the higher priced versions will be available first.
Porsche is expected to unveil the production version of the Taycan in September for a launch late this year.