Porsche Taycan EV is considering a big increase in production. The sporty performance carmaker owned by Volkswagen has said it plans to continue to ramp up production of the Taycan EV significantly. Production of the sporty EV has been hampered for quite some time due to supply chain issues. The automaker revealed that a shortage of high-pressure heaters has affected vehicle production.
The Porsche Taycan EV is the automaker’s first electric vehicle, and it’s getting a good response from buyers. Now, with supply chain issues resolved, the German automaker aims to ramp up production of the cars significantly. The auto brand claims that global demand for the Taycan EV continues to be strong. The loss of market share can only be attributed to supply chain issues and parts shortages as customers claim to have been waiting months for electric vehicles, the automaker said.
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Porsche sold 9,152 Taycan EVs in the first quarter of 2023. However, this figure is down more than 3% year-over-year. However, the EV was second only to the Porsche 911 in sales during the quarter.
Speaking about the carmaker’s Taycan EV strategy, Porsche finance director Lutz Meschke told Autocar UK that the Taycan’s focus in the first quarter was on supplying spare parts to the company’s existing customers, which resulted in limited production of the EV. “Right now, we are on a very steep upward curve together with our suppliers in terms of autoclaving systems, so we expect an increase in the share of purely electric vehicles in the coming months,” Porsche’s chief financial officer further added. Porsche said in the same Audi, the group’s sibling brand, is facing similar difficulties with the e-Tron GT.
First published date: May 4, 2023 at 09:40 AM CST