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    Schoolboy error

    it'd would be amusing if the UPS guy left the package on your "Porch" Taycan..., with the usual proof of delivery photo. "Package is on your car, as requested"
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    Porsche 718 Boxster convertible EV spotted charging at 170kw rate

    The questions for me are whether they’ve improved the fun factor (and I don’t mean a new fake sound), and how heavy it is. Taycan can somewhat be forgiven on these aspects as it has a more practical use (family hauling, long distance driving, etc) but when buying a Boxster top of the list are...
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    Giles Coren ditches his iPace for a petrol car

    I also had an I-Pace; a fully loaded *refreshed* 2021 version bought in December 2020. The car was constantly breaking down; cameras, phantom emergency brakes, broken seat ventilation, car wouldn't charge, etc. I am not kidding, the car went back to dealer 1 month after I bought it, had in the...
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    Volkswagen Pivots To MEB+ Platform — 700 Km Range, 200 KW Charging - Article link

    that makes sense if the battery cell degradation is not uniform; i.e. your degradation is 8%, but some specific cells have 30% degradation. Even then that would imply needing to replace 8%/30% = 27% of your battery cells... that's still a likely $10k bill once Porsche mechanics have had a go
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    Volkswagen Pivots To MEB+ Platform — 700 Km Range, 200 KW Charging - Article link

    I think the next big thing with batteries is degradation performance; battery charging speed (at least on Taycan, Hyundai/KIA) is fine. What's not so fine is the ±8-10% degradation in 50k Kms. Batteries should be more resilient than that.
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    Turmoil at VW: Porsches Postponed by Buggy Software Cost VW’s CEO His Job

    I use it, but it only works if CarPlay works in the Taycn, which isn't a sure thing. Since I wrote my comment about an hour ago, I drove the car to another meeting and another problem has popped -up, one that hadn't reared its head for the last 2 months; Active Lane Keeping fault. I've been to...
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    Turmoil at VW: Porsches Postponed by Buggy Software Cost VW’s CEO His Job

    VW software managed by Cariad is a disgrace, and I am sure that more than 1 board member grew impatient with the various bugs in the car, and still not fixed 2 years later. I just came back from a trip to South of France with the Taycan; at least 4 times the Taycan PCM randomly cancelled the...
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    A possible alternative to the elusive Porsche Bike rack

    If like me you're still waiting for your Porsche bike rack, nearly a year now, then this might be of interest to you; a roof rack that is articulated and comes to the side of the car. It's about the same price as the Porsche accessory, with however the possibility to be used on another vehicle...
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    Help! I am planning a nice drive around the Dolomites!

    Just realised it is offered only in Germany, France and Switzerland. See the offers here: https://drive.porsche.com/swiss/reservierung/rental&lang=US it is basically CHF 3k per week for Taycan 911 etc. A bit less for Boxster and Macan I highly recommend that you consider flying into Zürich...
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    Help! I am planning a nice drive around the Dolomites!

    Just a short word on the rentals; in Switzerland you can rent almost any Porsche car directly from Porsche. I don't know for sure whether they have this program in Italy but I suspect yes. If you don't mind spending c. EUR 300-500 per day (or more) on the car rental then you can get in a nice...


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