Porsche to Launch its Electric Car ‘Taycan’ in India by 2020
Porsche is aiming to bring its electric car (Taycan) in India sooner than expected. In an official statement shared with Mercom, Porsche said that it aims to bring Taycan to India by 2020, while presenting it to the world by the end of 2019.
That said, the luxury automobile manufacturer Porsche has been stepping on the gas in order to accelerate its sustainable growth. The sports car giant has not only decided to ditch diesel-powered vehicles for good, but is also investing big (nearly $8 billion by 2022) in e-mobility.
Taycan, that can be roughly translated as “lively young horse” will run on green electricity, encashing on the ultra-fast charging infrastructure spread across Europe. According to a media statement released by Porsche, by 2025, every second new Porsche vehicle could have an electric drive – either hybrid or purely electric. Porsche is also concentrating on optimized internal combustion engines.
Porsche is also letting go off the diesel cars owing to dip in demand. Clarifying the decision to ditch diesel cars, Oliver Blume, chief executive officer of Porsche said in a press statement, “Porsche is not demonizing diesel. We as a sports car manufacturer, however, for whom diesel has always played a secondary role, have come to the conclusion that we would like our future to be diesel-free.
“Our primary aim is to just simply occupy the technological vanguard that as of now we are intensifying our focus on the core of our brand while consistently aligning our company with the mobility of the future,” added Blume.
According to a statement furnished by Porsche, while its diesel share worldwide stood at 12 percent in 2017, the company has not had a diesel vehicle in its portfolio since February of 2018.
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