Manila: More customers around the world are adopting all-electric models from Porsche and Audi.
How many units of the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron were sold globally in the first quarter of 2022?
Taycan sales reached 9,470 units from January to March 2022 – a four percent increase from the previous year. Meanwhile, worldwide Audi e-tron range deliveries jumped 66.2% in the first three months of 2022, representing 24,236 cars sold.
What are the steps involved in the FutureNow program for PGA Cars (the local distributor for Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley)?
PGA Cars, through its FutureNow programme, has made an initial investment of more than £300 million to build electric vehicle facilities.
Global deliveries of all-electric Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron models accelerated in the first quarter of the year, driving the Volkswagen Group’s combined battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales by 65% over the same period.
Strong demand for BEV models from the Volkswagen Group – to which Porsche and Audi belong – have led to a backlog of 300,000 units in Western Europe alone. Customers in Europe and the United States are not expected to have their new electric vehicles in demand until 2023.
The Taycan has again emerged as Porsche’s most popular passenger vehicle, after the brand’s SUV, with sales of the all-electric model reaching 9,470 units in the January-March period – up four percent from the previous year. The increase in Taycan sales equals Porsche’s performance over the same period.
Meanwhile, deliveries of the all-electric Audi e-tron range worldwide jumped 66.2% in the first three months of 2022, accounting for 24,236 cars sold. The result follows the stellar performance of the e-tron models for the full year in 2021, which saw sales more than double during the period.
The brand introduced more electric models than conventional cars last year, allowing its product range of all-electric models to more than double as well.
In the Philippines, Porsche and Audi are the only global brands to sell fully electric cars in relevant numbers, the local distributor of the two German brands (as well as Lamborghini and Bentley) was revealed in a statement.
Porsche has been offering the Taycan in the country since 2020, and the demand for the four-door sports car has steadily increased since then. To capitalize on this momentum, in February Audi introduced the all-electric e-tron SUV, e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT – all of which have met strong consumer demand, and is poised to repeat the Taycan’s sales performance.
PGA Cars, through its ‘FutureNow’ programme, has made an initial investment of over £300 million to build facilities specifically designed and equipped to meet the unique requirements and safety standards for electric vehicles. Additional investments have been made to further support domestic adoption of electric vehicles.
The FutureNow program includes various initiatives designed to support the use of these fully electric vehicles, such as collaborating with stakeholders to establish charging facilities in strategic destinations to complement the residential charging solutions already offered by Porsche and Audi.
As part of its sustainability efforts, SM Supermalls has begun installing electric vehicle charging facilities in some of its malls. Additional charging points now available for all-electric vehicle users can be found at SM Aura Premier, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA, with more malls to follow soon. The use of charging stations is free of charge.
Pictures of Porsche, Audi and PGA cars
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