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Old 14th December 2019, 14:48   #1
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Default EPA rates Porsche Taycan range at just 200 miles

Looks like Porsche hasn't got its act completely together with the Taycan. While Porsche had claimed 280 miles for the Turbo, the official EPA figures are lower by about 30% at 201 miles. Porsche had got its cars retested with the AMCI whose figures were closer to Porsche but EPA is the official agency and their figures are the ones applicable.

Having said that, Porsche is doing quite good on the sales front and has already received 30,000 preorders.

When Porsche unveiled its electric supercar, the Taycan, the company said the Turbo S variant would have approximately 280 miles of range, with the "regular" Turbo trailing close behind with 260 miles of range.

But now the official EPA rating is in, and the number is far, far lower. The EPA says the Porsche Taycan Turbo has just 201 miles of range, which, given the car's fairly large battery with a capacity of 93.4kWh makes it a real electricity guzzler.

For comparison, Tesla's Model 3 Long Range has a 76kWh battery and gets an EPA estimated range of 310 miles total, and Tesla Model S Long Range, which has a 100kWh battery, is rated at 370 miles of total range.
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Old 16th December 2019, 14:17   #2
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Default Re: EPA rates Porsche Taycan range at just 200 miles

Jalopnik has a good article for those wanting to know more - link

But the the other issue specific to the Taycan’s EPA-estimated 201-mile range has to do with the way the EPA does its efficiency tests based on regulations from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International). .

Over in Europe, the Taycan Turbo posted a promising 280-mile range estimate from the new WLTP protocol over there. But the EPA does things differently from that protocol.

The EPA figure accounts for hot and cold condition testing, which the WLTP does not, and they can do it two ways. The first EPA protocol runs a five-cycle test, which finds how efficient the car would be in ideal conditions on the city and highway, alongside more testing in more extreme conditions to de-rate the car back down to what could be a more realistic estimation.
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Old 28th December 2019, 03:06   #3
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Default Re: EPA rates Porsche Taycan range at just 200 miles

I watched a very interesting video about this topic, where a comparison is made with the most efficient electric car in the market today - Tesla Model S.

The presenter explains things point by point very clearly.

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