This seems to be the primary time ever an electrical automobile has ever topped a mainstream car section in Australia.
The electrical 2021 Porsche Taycan is now Australia’s best-selling massive luxurious sedan, in line with the most recent gross sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
The ‘Giant Automotive over $70,000’ class has lengthy been dominated by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Collection, with the highest spot nearly completely held between the 2 of them each month since 2000.
Nevertheless, throughout March 2021 Porsche reported 161 examples of the Taycan as offered, in comparison with simply 155 examples of the E-Class and 31 examples of the 5 Collection.
This seems to be the primary time an electrical car has ever topped any section within the month-to-month VFACTS business report – though it have to be famous, Tesla, which is known to be the nation’s largest distributor of electrical automobiles, doesn’t report its gross sales knowledge to the survey.
Regardless, it stays to be seen if these spectacular figures display real and constant market demand, or slightly characterize a backfill of orders for a low-volume automobile that took round 18 months to reach regionally.
The Taycan – which solely started showing in Australian showrooms final month, regardless of launching internationally in late 2019 – is obtainable in three guises: the entry-level 4S, mid-spec Turbo, and range-topping Turbo S.
Two battery sizes are additionally on supply, and, in flagship type, the 2140kg all-wheel-drive car produces a mammoth 560kW/1050Nm from its twin motors. This permits the 0-100km/h dash to be accomplished in a claimed 2.8 seconds, nonetheless real-world testing has seen that determine drop as little as 2.4 seconds.
In entry-level guise, the 2021 Porsche Taycan is priced from $190,400 earlier than on-road prices in Australia. The Turbo S begins at $338,500 plus on-road prices.