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  1. Taycan 4S gets 323 mile real world range in Edmunds EV range test!

    I know you all enjoy beating the EPA estimates in a Taycan; however, I have yet to see anyone taking on a long trip here in the desert Southwest when it gets to be 105F-115F (41C-46C) as it does in June, July, August & even early September. This is particularly hazardous when driving along our...
  2. Taycan 4S Range in Southwest Summer

    Actually, EA now has 2 ea 350 kW and 5 ea 150 kW charging stations in Needles CA. The new 2021 Taycan with the 93.4 kWh battery should be able to comfortably do better than the 2021 Taycan 4S and its 227 EPA estimate. The combination makes it possible to drive from Tucson to Las Vegas via EA...
  3. Indio, CA to Buckeye, AZ -- 219 miles. Charging speeds at Electrify American charger in Buckeye

    ColoradoKid. I hope you are correct in that the charging infrastructure will change in the year to come. I don't have the same optimistic view when it comes to driving and charging EVs here when its 105F-115F. :-( Just to let you know I have been researching the issue of Taycan range...
  4. Indio, CA to Buckeye, AZ -- 219 miles. Charging speeds at Electrify American charger in Buckeye

    ColoradoKid. Thanks for getting back with me. I envy your ability to do long trips. I too had motorcycles here in Tucson...a Harley Streetglide (FLHX), and a Suzuki M50. Sold them to buy my first 911 in 2013 and then sold it to get the 991.2 911 in 2017. Was looking to buy a Taycan 4S but alas...
  5. Indio, CA to Buckeye, AZ -- 219 miles. Charging speeds at Electrify American charger in Buckeye

    Funny you should have driven this particular route. Last July I wrote an article for my local PCA chapter on how the range of the Taycan with the 93.4kW batter, and the limited number of reliable DC Fast Charging stations made it impossible to drive from Tucson to Las Vegas via...
  6. Electrify America completes cross-country EV charging route

    Well, they don't call the desert Southwest the desert for nothing. Suggest no one try to drive from Las Vegas to Phoenix or vice versa. The lack of 50kW stations in Needles CA or Kingman AZ make the trip exciting if not dangerous! Both possible routes between Las Vegas and Phoenix have 200+...
  7. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    You got it. The more I explored this I found we here in the desert Southwest are in somewhat of a unique situation...we are literally a desert in two ways...climatically and charging infrastructure. I discovered if I were in Southern California or even in Palm Springs/Indio, I would have no...
  8. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    Frank, I don't disagree about the flexibility for those wanting to travel throughout the US in an EV. A viable charging station infrastructure will take time. Wish our Federal Government would do what the German government just did: mandate that ultimately all gas stations also have EV...
  9. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    All, Everything I have researched confirms that speed kills range! I have no argument with that, and that EV drivers need to take that into account when driving long distances (normally over 200 miles) between charging stations. Daveo4EV, has done an excellent job of laying out what an EV...
  10. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    Scandinavian, The issue I have with the PRI-D estimator is that it appears to not take into account the many other factors that are associated with a specific trip and range. I have asked the 3 Porsche dealerships in the Tucson/Phoenix area to even do a simple test with the Taycan on-board...
  11. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    Daveo4EV. I understand your position as well. I am still in a position of being able to wait. I still have my 2017 911 for the long distance trips, and my 2013 Boxster as my daily driver. Also, the pandemic has delayed the production of the all aluminum roof Taycan 4S I prefer, and it will...
  12. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    Thanks to all who responded. My apologies to Noura in Brussels for not putting things in metric as well. I will try to also include the metric equivalents in this post. Here's my BOTTOM LINE response to the above posts: If the Taycan 4S can get a 230-mile range off a 80% down to a 5-10% charge...
  13. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    Miwa, Thanks for your response. I appreciate your position. That being said, I am a SoCal boy and have always "driven" my cars long distances, to include my 911's, Boxster, 944, 240Z, and even my 1958 Austin Healy Bug-Eye Sprite. I have driven the full length of all east-west Interstates...
  14. Distance & Range Anxiety - How Far Have You Gone

    All, Sorry this is going to be a bit long, but I have been researching this issue for the last 5 months. Almost sounds like the contents of my article in my local PCA-Southern Arizona Region (SAR) newsletter this past April. The Title "Porsche Taycan 4S, Can I Get There From Here". The...
  15. Porsche announces US release of Taycan 4S with EPA range of 203 miles

    Ron_b, I have left both chats and "suggestions" with Electrify American relative to putting a station in Needles CA. Haven't gotten a response yet. Did the same with EVgo, with the same result. I will give it another week or so and recontact them about them to see if there is any interest. I...
  16. Porsche announces US release of Taycan 4S with EPA range of 203 miles

    Ron_b, Watched the Podcast and added my usual comment about Tucson/Phoenix to Las Vegas in a 4S during the summer heat, and the lack of 50kW charging stations between Blythe CA and Las Vegas along US-95. I hope it gets read by the Inside EVs folks
  17. Porsche announces US release of Taycan 4S with EPA range of 203 miles

    Ron_b. Thanks. I did note in the Range Estimator for the 4S for Dubai that it mentions that the Taycan was "tested" in temps as high as 50C that's 122F. Outside of that mention I have not been able to see anything "official" from Porsche associated with range affected by such extreme hight...
  18. Porsche announces US release of Taycan 4S with EPA range of 203 miles

    Video is fun...having driven that route from Palm Springs to Mar Vista am familiar with it. Important notes: Started out with a full charge. On long distance trips there would be interim charges to 80% at 50kW charging locations lasting 1 1/2 hours. The temps may be a little warmer in the...
  19. Porsche announces US release of Taycan 4S with EPA range of 203 miles

    Ron_b. Hopefully whoever tries it has a Plan B for rescuing themselves if the Taycan State of Charge (SOC) drops down too low between Searchlight & Henderson. I recently reviewed the feedback of a UK Taycan owner about Porsche's on-board range management software. It sounds like if it is used...
  20. Porsche announces US release of Taycan 4S with EPA range of 203 miles

    Reg, You are right not likely to see someone in a 4S do it. HOWEVER, I would like to see ANY Taycan make the trip from Tucson/Phoenix to Las Vegas this summer to prove that it Can Get There From Here even in the extreme's of summer, on an 80% recharge, and the lack of a 50kW charging station...


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