Read all about setting up a car subscription with Porsche Drive. Find out about vehicle range, what’s included, contract flexibility and more so that you can make an informed decision when deciding whether Porsche Drive is right for you.
Last update 2023-02-28 Reading time 3:04 min
About Porsche Drive
Porsche Drive is a Porsche-run subscription service that allows customers access to the most recent models in the Porsche fleet. There are several price brackets depending on the length of commitment you sign up to, with the service being currently available across multiple US states. The subscription option has recently added the electric Taycan to its fleet of available vehicles.
As befits the reputation of the brand, Porsche Drive is designed to be a premium subscription service, with high-spec vehicles, a private concierge and no flip limits if you choose the multi-vehicle subscription and stay within the mileage limits. While the maximum mileage is quite high compared with its competitors, there is a strict rate for excess mileage. You must be over 21 and have a clean driving record to qualify, as well as passing Porsche Drive’s credit check.
How it works
Porsche Drive customers must be in the specified locations and over the age of 21. You must have a clean driver record to qualify.
- Complete the sign-up and application process. Porsche Drive will then perform the standard driver and credit checks.
- Choose from the package options and pick a vehicle or ask the Porsche representative to pick for you based on your needs.
- Allow some time for the first delivery, as the concierge will want to take you through paperwork. This isn’t necessary for subsequent subscriptions.
- You can keep the car as long as you like, although Porsche may recall after a few months for standard checks and valeting and provide another similar vehicle.
- To flip during a month, contact your concierge. More notice is better, with the shortest time being 24 hours, and there is no limit to the amount of times you can flip if you are subscribed to the multi-vehicle pricing tier.
Cost and fees
Porsche Drive take a $595 (+ tax) non-refundable joining fee (unless you choose the single vehicle, three-month term, in which case this is waived) and the first month’s subscription up front. Customers have several choices:
- Single (1 and 3-month) Subscriptions: Monthly fee from $1700 to $3200 dependent on model chosen
- Multi-Vehicle Subscription: $3600 per month
The excess mileage charge is $1 per mile and there is a $500,000 liability insurance policy in place, with $2500 deductible for drivers. You may drive 1500 miles a month on a single vehicle subscription, and 2000 miles a month on a multi-vehicle subscription.
Brands and models
The current vehicles available for Porsche Drive and Porsche Drive Rental are:
718 Cayman GT4, 718 Boxster, Cayenne, Panamera, 911, Macan, and the new electric Taycan. With the Taycan, a home charger is provided or you can use Electrify America, ChargePoint, and EVgo.
The Porsche subscription is month to month for the multi-vehicle and for the stated period for other subscriptions and the rental service.
What’s special about Porsche Drive?
The obvious: all the cars are Porsches. Often considered the ultimate in driving experience, the access to a range of new models and the combined concierge service will attract high-end customers who want to travel in style.
All cars are from the latest range and come fully detailed, with high mileage limits and unlimited flips, meaning that for the enthusiast, Porsche Drive is possibly the most premium subscription service available in the US.
Now that there is also an all-electric option in the Taycan sports sedan too, the environmentally friendly option is also there for subscribers.
How much does Porsche Drive cost?
It depends on the length of term, type of vehicle and whether you subscribe to a single or multi-car package. Prices start from $1700 per month for a single-vehicle plan.
What is the Porsche Drive activation fee?
This is a non-refundable setup fee that you pay for the administration costs of arranging the subscription. As of 23, this is $595.
How does the Porsche Drive app pick a vehicle for me?
If you want to use the concierge service on the Porsche Drive app, just give some information about your needs and you will receive recommendations based on what you’ve told Porsche.
How much notice do I need to give for a vehicle flip?
If you’re on the multi-car subscription package, Porsche require 48 hours’ notice to arrange your new vehicle for you. Simply arrange the flip on the Porsche Drive app.
How do I charge a Taycan?
You will be provided with the option to charge your Taycan at home. Alternatively, you can use most public charging stations, including Electrify America, ChargePoint and EVgo.
Porsche Drive offer a range of luxury vehicles to the high-end market. For those who can afford it though, this is the height of subscription luxury, with the ability to rent a 911 a real eye-catching draw.
Unlimited flipping is an extra bonus for multi-vehicle subscribers. But beware: the $1 per mile cost for exceeding the contracted 2000 miles per month is certainly punitive. Outside of that though, the joining fee, insurance coverage and service is in line with other premium subscription companies that are tied to large car firms – BMW and Audi, for example.