Porsche 2021 sales up by 11%. delivering more than 300,000 vehicles. But how?

Porsche's sales increased by over 11% in 2021. But mainly due to EV sales.

The people have spoken the Porsche Taycan in the new 911. The Taycan which saw over 41,000 units sold in 2021,  had an increase more than double the units sold in 2020 and outselling the 911 (38,000). Also I'm just saying if you weren't paying attention last year to my articles last year, I pointed out just how awesome the Taycan was on several occasions.

One might think Porsche could be having an identity crisis. A Porsche EV taking priority over the 911? Yes, and it's not the Taycan alone. Of the 86,000 Porsches sold in Europe last year, 40% were electric (BEV) AND Plug-In electric (PHEV)... Yet again the people have spoken and Porsche continues to be the marvel of the automotive world, but in a whole new way.

Vintage Porsche 911 Model line up

Porsche is making its name (already a pretty reputable name) in EVs and it's for the best. Similar discussions were had over the Macan almost 8 years ago, the Cayenne almost 20. The 911 will always be the Porsche icon, but it was not the first and won't be the last great Porsche. In both occasions with the introduction of the Macan and Cayenne doubt was cast over Porsche's future. This time, not really. The truth is, the 911 is not the Holy Grail. It's Porsche itself. 

Before you buy your Porsche Taycan or PHEV here's what you need: 

1. Type 2 Charging Cable or the Type 2 Stretcher. Some call them the Mennekes IEC 62196 (which won't come standard with your EV). These cables enable new EV drivers to charge on AC Type 2 Charging Stations that range from 7Kwh to 22Kwh charging speeds. A Type 2 Charging Cable is the most important tool for owning an EV and you'll need it to charge at most charging locations around Australia. 

Type 2 Charging Cable Australia

2. A Type 2 Portable Charger also known as a Portable EV Charger, which most EVs come standard with. Drivers don't realise, they'll need more than just one. The reason is you'll need one to leave at home and another for emergencies on the road. It enables new generation EVs sold in Australia Portable Charging on standard 240V outlets found almost anywhere 25+ million we estimate. 

EV Type 2 Portable Charger Australia

 

3. The Type 1 to Type 2 Adapter, also known as SAE J1772 to IEC 62196.  It allows the use of older Type 1 Charging Stations for newer Type 2 EVs. This is one of the best ways to avoid a long EV Charging Queue for a free Type 2 EV Charging Station.

EV Type 1 to Type 2 Adapter

 

Disclaimer: JUCER does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the data and accepts no liability whatsoever arising from or connected in any way to the use or reliance upon this data. Special thanks to Justus Menke and Valdemaras Januska for the above Porsche imagery.