For Porsche purists it may be all about the classic sports car but for realists, it's all about the latest model. Great news for Porsche enthusiasts with the new all-electric Taycan available in Australia from February 2021. While buyers have been enjoying the new Porsche Panamera and the e-hybrid Cayenne since earlier in the year and the new 911 since late 2020, the availability of the Taycan EV is a significant moment for the luxury motor vehicle market. With Tesla dominating the luxury EV market for some time, the entry of another premium auto-maker into the sector is a major event.
With the release of the Taycan EV, we address what we see as possibly two key issues that will influence buying decisions – charging options and finance options.
Porsche Taycan Models
First, a quick overview of the models available. The Taycan premiered to the world in 2019 but is now available to order in Australia. The models available are the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S. A four door sports sedan with a very special package and signature Porsche performance. But electrified.
Compared with the rest of the world, Australia has been slow in the take-up of EVs. One of the reasons for that may be access to convenient charging or just not fully understanding how that aspect works.
Porsche has covered off on charging with the release of the Taycan.
Taycan Charging Options
In the news release around the release of the Taycan, Porsche outlines the charging options available for Australian owners. It’s noted that the vehicle has a 800 volts system compared with 400 on most electric cars. Porsche states that while enabling high performance, this also reduces charging time.
The company says that the Australian Taycan models will come with the standard inclusion of a Mobile Charger Connect in addition to a Charging Cable that suits public charging stations. For those that charge at the 400V stations, a 150 kW DC charger is included as standard on the Australian models.
To facilitate ease of charging, Porsche is partnering with Chargefox and providing buyers with 3 years complimentary subscription to their network and at selected sites. If buyers would like home charging, Porsche arranges a service to provide expert advice on solutions.
Another option is Porsche Destination Charging. This is a network being installed through both regional and metro sites for charging Taycans and plug-in hybrid Porsche models.
Australian models have additional standard equipment to meet local specifications with the Porsche Charging Dock, cable for domestic sockets, cables for industrial sockets mobile charger connect model and the home energy manager for home set-up assistance.
Hopefully, all those options will satisfy buyer doubts and encourage you to consider a Porsche Taycan.
Orders for this magnificent Porsche Taycan can be placed at Porsche Centres. But before you head in for a test drive, it may be advisable to pre-arrange your car finance with Jade Car Loans. If demand is strong, pre-approved finance may give you the edge in being able to commit immediately.
Pre-approved finance is available across Jade Car Loans finance products and don’t worry, we can act quickly to get your Porsche finance application processed and approved. Quick quotes and fast approvals are standard Jade inclusions.
We operate across both personal car loans and business vehicle finance, with both pre-approved and post-purchase loan services available across our loan products. Some of our lenders offer discounts when financing electric vehicles – ask our consultants about how this may deliver you an even cheaper finance deal through Jade.
For private buyers, the most popular loan option is the Secured Personal Car Loan. A universally-accepted standard format, this loan is available with no deposit finance, negotiated terms and at our current low interest rate.
Business buyers have a range of choices regarding finance for the Porsche Taycan. Our selection includes:-
- Sole Trader Car Loan: currently the most popular form of business finance, also referred to as Equipment Loan by some banks. This is seen as the most suitable form of finance for those seeking to utilise IAWO and other asset accelerated depreciation measures.
- Leasing for Porsche Cars: also referred to as Finance Lease by some major banks. This is an off-balance sheet option so the Taycan is not listed on your company balance sheet.
- Hire Purchase Cars: also known simply as Hire Purchase by some lenders.
All Jade business vehicle finance products have the option to include a balloon or residual. An amount set aside for payment at the end of the finance terms. Including a balloon in your finance deal can lower the repayments. Use our car loan calculator to establish what size balloon and what loan terms you would prefer our consultants to negotiate for your finance deal.
In line with your clear appreciation for performance and speed, Jade Car Loans can move swiftly to arrange your Porsche finance. Speak with us today about pre-approved finance to ensure you are in the ideal position to place your Taycan order.
Start arranging your Porsche Taycan finance with a call to Jade Car Loans 1300 000 003
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