The long-awaited EV is nearly here.
People are already clamoring to drive Porsche's first all-electric car, the Taycan. Following a huge number of preorders, Porsche boosted Taycan production to make sure it could meet initial demand. We still don't know exactly when the Taycan will arrive, although it should be sometime later this year.
In order to keep reservation holders happy, Porsche has sent out a little package just to get them even more excited for the upcoming EV. Teslarati posted pictures of the what's in the package, including accounts from owners on forums who received the same package in the mail.
The contents of the package include "Certificates of Participation in the Taycan Deposit Option Program” for buyers who have secured a reservation spot for the first model year Taycan. The tri-fold document has the word 'Taycan' on the front and opens up to reveal an image of the car's silhouette and the word 'Porsche.' Opening the document once more reveals another silhouette, the words 'Welcome to an Electric New Era' and the aforementioned certificate.
The certificate reads, "In recognition of your support in helping us write the next chapter of Porsche, this certificate is issued to” followed by the reservation holder's name. At the bottom, the certificate is signed by Porsche Cars North America CEO, Klaus Zellmer. Owners in Europe also received a neon green charging cord in their package, which seems like a nice addition.
To some buyers, this little gift went down as a "nice little gesture to tide us over.” Others have drawn comparisons to the gifts sent by Tesla to early reservation holders, which included sketches of the car and a note from Elon Musk. When the Taycan finally arrives it will likely cost between $90,000 and $130,000 depending on power output. Reservation holders will have first dibs on the early cars, so don't expect it to be easy to buy one when it first arrives.