First deliveries of all-electric Porsche in Australia to take place this weekend
German luxury carmaker Porsche is all set to make the first deliveries of its all-electric Taycan in Australia, making the four-door sedan the most expensive electric vehicle (EV) available in Australia. According to the German auto giant, close to one hundred fully-electric Taycans will arrive Australia during the weekend, enough to meet the initial demand for the eagerly-awaited EV. The luxury EVs will be delivered at each of the company’s 14 dealership stores in Australia to have some of them to be put on show and made available for test drives.
The launch and first deliveries of the Taycan have been delayed by adverse economic and business conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Taycan was unveiled in September last year, and the German manufacturer was quick to announce the start of its production. But, the production could not be started for the next couple of months, which led to considerable delays in its first deliveries.
The 2021 electric Taycan, which come in the Taycan 4S, the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S variants, has been priced in the range of $A190, 000 (US$150,900) to the mid $A330, 000. Orders can be placed online via the Porsche Car Configurator.
The environment-friendly all-electric Taycan is an all-wheel drive machine, capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. The top-of-the-line Taycan variant draws power from a battery pack that produces 625hp of power and 1025 Nm of torque. The battery pack is efficient enough to offer a range of 412 km on a single charge.
The new EV, like the company’s previous luxury cars, features a top-class interior offering a pleasant driving experience to its owners. It comes equipped with a curved instrument cluster, including a 10.9-inch infotainment display. Premium recycled materials have been used instead of usual leather. The interior features also include leather seats, digital odometer, electric adjustable seats, Tacho meter, leather steering wheel, and digital clock.
Features for Comfort & Convenience include air conditioner (AC), heater, power windows front, power windows rear, automatic climate control, engine start/stop button, height adjustable driver seat, electric folding rear view mirror, rear seat headrest, automatic headlamps, accessory power outlet, power steering, sup holders, cruise control, on-board computer and central console armrest.
Features like central locking, anti theft device, engine immobilizer, and anti-theft alarm make it a really secure EV.
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