For new-vehicle shoppers who have their eye on Porsche’s newest model — the all-electric Taycan — the sports car maker has a message: Be patient.
Porsche estimates a 6-to 9-month wait for Taycan deliveries.
Geopolitics and the pandemic conspired to kneecap Taycan sales last year. Porsche delivered 34,801 units in 2022, down 16 percent from the previous year.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine halted Taycan production for “several weeks” last year, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said Monday.
“One hundred percent of all wire harnesses for the Taycan came from Ukraine,” Blume said on a media call following the company’s 2022 earnings report Monday.
COVID-related shutdowns in China — a major source of semiconductors — also gummed up Taycan deliveries last year.
But Porsche said it’s working around the supply bottlenecks and expects to deliver at least 40,000 Taycans globally this year.
“We have a very strong order bank, very strong order intake at this point,” Porsche CFO Lutz Meschke said on the call. “But we have to manage the supply chain shortages.”