In short: Car subscription providers are beginning to decide up steam: Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche all supply subscribers entry to a pre-determined choice of autos for one month-to-month payment — consider the idea because the Netflix of autos. Porsche’s subscription service is getting a service space growth, and a completely new car possibility: the Taycan 4S EV.
We’ll cowl each of these bits of stories in flip, however for starters, a little bit of background — Porsche Drive is, as we mentioned, a car subscription service, however it is available in two varieties. There’s the single-vehicle subscription, which requires both a one or three-month dedication and provides you entry to at least one Porsche car at some point of your membership.
Then there’s the multi-vehicle subscription — this lets you choose and swap between a whole fleet of Porsche autos, however it’s important to pay each month. All variations of Drive grant you entry to insurance coverage protection, “White-Glove Supply,” roadside help, and extra.
With that out of the way in which, onto right this moment’s information: Drive is coming to 5 further cities, together with San Francisco, San Jose, Irvine, Monterey, and Houston. Since 4 cities had been beforehand supported (Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and San Diego), Drive is formally accessible in 9 areas. That is not a lot when you think about how big the US is, however it nonetheless means the service has successfully doubled in measurement.
If you’re lucky sufficient to reside in one of many cities talked about above, you possibly can lastly expertise Porsche’s first “purely electrical sports activities automobile” as a part of your Drive membership. Nevertheless, there is a catch: the Taycan 4S is barely accessible on a day by day rental foundation, or by means of a single-vehicle Drive subscription.
If you happen to go for the latter, you will must pay $3,250 per 30 days. If you happen to’d desire the previous, it will run you $335/day for one to 3 days of utilization or $295/day if you happen to hold the Taycan for 4 or extra days. Observe that taxes should not included in these worth estimates, so be ready to shell out some further money.