Porsche: Tesla’s EV volume and pricing achievements are “truly astonishing’

Porsche: Tesla’s EV volume and pricing achievements are “truly astonishing’

During the course of a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, German premium automaker Porsche’s North America CEO Klaus Zellmer praised US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla for its “truly astonishing” achievements in terms of volume and pricing of electric cars.

Referring to Tesla’s success, Zellmer told the Los Angeles Times: “If you look at what Tesla has done, if you look at their volume and look at their price level, it’s truly astonishing.”

Zellmer further added that the fact which is “even more astonishing” is that Tesla has achieved success in the EV market with “one brand and a sales network that is not comprised of dealers and a real sales organization.”

The comments made by Zellemer, about Tesla’s commendable success in the electric vehicle (EV) arena, have come against the backdrop of Porsche’s ongoing efforts to launch its first all-electric vehicle ‘Taycan’ to the market. The Taycan is scheduled for launch in 2019.

According to the information previously shared by Porsche, the Taycan all-electric car will boast an impressive 800-volt system, to allow a charge rate of up to 350 kW. The vehicle will have a driving range of more than 250 miles, and will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.