Porsche has announced its sales statistics for the first half of 2021, and the Taycan electric vehicle (EV) is doing surprisingly well.
The electric sports car sold 19,822 units in the first six months of 2021, slightly less than what was sold throughout the course of 2020. This puts the car on track to hit 40,000 units by the end of the year.
While Porshe is a larger automaker, it is still unexpected that the new EV has outsold the Tesla Model S and Model X, who have sold a combined total of 3,910 units. Compared to Porshe’s gasoline cars, the 911 sold 20,611 cars, so it appears that the Taycan has been a success for the company.
The only two Porshe models that outsold the 911 and Taycan are the Macan and Cayenne, which are the company’s two crossover-style cars. It’s also worth noting that Porsche’s next EV will be the electric Macan.
The Taycan is likely selling so well because it is one of the only high-end sports cars that is also a very capable electric vehicle. While the Model S is comparable in speed, it doesn’t feature the same flashy design that comes with the Porshe. However, it will be interesting to see if the recent recall affecting the car affects sales going forward.