Fast lane! Sales of Porsche’s $83,000 Taycan electric sedan pull ahead of iconic 911 for the first time as German carmaker predicts 80 percent of its sales will be EVs in 2050

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  • The EV sedans sold 28,640 in the first nine months of 2021, while the combustion engine sports car sold 27,972.
  • Starting at $82,700, Taycan has added remote parking that allows drivers to park using a phone
  • The Cayenne is still Porsche’s top car, with over 62,000 sales in 2021
  • In 2023, Porsche plans to roll out an electric version of the Macana

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Porsche’s electric Taycan surpassed the company’s flagship 911 sports car for the first time ever. sales figures Released on Friday. get value

The Volkswagen-owned company sold 28,640 Taycans in the first nine months of 2021, compared to 27,972 of the combustion-engined 911.

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Neither model is the company’s most popular model, however—that would be the Porsche Cayenne, which sold 62,451 vehicles in the first three quarters compared to the Macan with 61,944.

Porsche says it expects electric vehicles to make up more than 80 percent of its global sales by the end of the decade, bloomberg Reportedly, with a battery-powered Macan SUV slated for 2023.

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The Volkswagen-owned company sold 28,640 Taycans (above) in the first nine months of 2021, compared to 27,972 of combustion-engined 911s

Overall, Porsche delivered 217,198 vehicles worldwide between January and September 2021, up 13 percent from the same period last year.

“The order books are well-loaded and, in turn, filling us with optimism and enthusiasm as we approach the year-end rush,” Detlev von Platten, sales head of Porsche AG, said in a release.

Friday’s figures show the luxury car brand has experienced a 5 percent sales drop in the first three quarters of 2020.

But von Platten acknowledged the pandemic and ongoing shortages in semiconductors make it hard to predict the future.

While the 911 has long been touted as one of the world's most iconic sports cars, data suggests the model may fall out of favor as consumers find electric options.

While the 911 has long been touted as one of the world’s most iconic sports cars, data suggests the model may fall out of favor as consumers find electric options.

“For these reasons, we are monitoring current developments very closely to ensure that we can continue to respond in a flexible manner,” he said.

The Taycan sedan, first released in 2019, can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a range of 225 miles before charging

The 911 has been on the market since 1964 and has appeared in films such as Bad Boys, Gone in 60 Seconds, and even Pixar’s animated Classic Cars.

As recently as last year, the 911 had a definite edge: Porsche sold a total of 35,000 elite sports cars and less than 24,000 Taycans in 2020.

But EVs started rolling out in the first quarter of 2021, delivering 9,072 units from January to March, compared to 9,133 Porsche 911s.

In the first three quarters of 2021, the Porsche Macan was still the best-selling model with over 61,000 units sold

In the first three quarters of 2021, the Porsche Macan was still the best-selling model with over 61,000 units sold

It’s not entirely clear why EV sedans overtook gasoline roadsters, but demand for battery-powered cars continues to grow.

Starting at $82,700, the Taycan can be seen as a more luxurious alternative to the Tesla Model 3, with a starting price of $38,490.

In addition, Porsche this year introduced a new, more spacious version of the Taycan, and added the optional remote park assist, which allows the car to be parked via a smartphone without the driver behind the wheel.

For 2021, Porsche extended the Taycan's charging time and introduced 65 custom color options, including Riviera Blue, Rubystone Red and Bright Acid Green.  It has also added the optional Remote Park Assist, which allows the car to be parked behind the wheel without the driver via a smartphone

For 2021, Porsche extended the Taycan’s charging time and introduced 65 custom color options, including Riviera Blue, Rubystone Red and Bright Acid Green. It has also added the optional Remote Park Assist, which allows the car to be parked behind the wheel without the driver via a smartphone

It also accelerated the charging time of the car and offered 65 custom color options, including Riviera Blue, Rubystone Red and Bright Acid Green.

Porsche vice president Kevin Geek was put in charge of the line in April, replacing Stefan Wayback, who is now responsible for the Cayenne.

The Taycan may be the hot model, but Porsche says it’s still proud of the 911.

‘Established models have supported this outstanding result with the latest additions to our product line,’ von Platten said in a statement in April.

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