Tesla Mannequin S most well-liked over the brand new Porsche Taycan
Based on a shopper survey performed by Autolist, Tesla nonetheless has the benefit in relation to EV possession (and even potential EV possession). Of the 1,500 Individuals surveyed, 45 % of respondents picked the Mannequin S as their possible buy versus simply 33 % who would decide the all-new Porsche Taycan.
Respondents have been requested to checklist the highest three causes for his or her alternative of both the Mannequin S or Taycan. The highest two causes for choosing the Tesla have been model popularity (41 %) and Mannequin S efficiency (34 %). Effectivity, styling, belief in Tesla’s potential to construct EVs and the existence of the Supercharger community all tied for third place at 24 %.
Porsche followers, then again, have been much more targeted of their responses. Model popularity (59 %), efficiency (46 %) and exterior styling (37 %) have been the highest three causes given for selecting the German efficiency model’s first-ever electrical automobile.
Whereas it might appear to have been misplaced within the noise, it is nonetheless clear that one key to Tesla’s benefit is its unique Supercharger community. Whereas Porsche’s 800-volt charging system might look like a trump card, America’s present fast-charging infrastructure is neither able to delivering sufficient energy to provide it nor prolific sufficient to be accessible to potential house owners.
Tesla Supercharger website in Vacaville, California, earlier than growth [photo: George Parrott]
Porsche’s “Turbo Charging” stations will be capable to ship the juice, however in the meanwhile they may solely be discovered at Porsche dealerships. Within the wild, Taycan house owners must accept 400-volt options obtainable at America’s still-nascent fast-charging networks.
The survey was performed previous to Wednesday’s unveiling of the 2020 Porsche Taycan, so it is attainable that larger publicity might change some consumers’ minds. Within the meantime, it is clear that Porsche is preventing an uphill battle towards the best-selling electrical automobile model.