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  1. manitou202

    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    The claims from the article come from the following section on Porsche's European website. They are simply recommendations to maintain battery health. No mention of voiding the warranty if these recommendations aren't followed. The fact that the author lied about these warranty requirements is a...
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    That's 205 miles on the highway. Depending on temperature, driving speeds, and wind, it's not unreasonable to only see 205 miles of range. You may indeed have some battery degradation, but again that is completely different than what is claimed in the article. What was your miles / kWh on...
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    All EVs can have battery degradation issues for multiple reasons. It could also simply be the computer reporting a range estimation that isn't accurate. Unless you perform a road test and fully drain the battery from 100-0% it's hard to know if you really have degradation. But according to the...
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    From the article: "The Taycan vehicles experiencing the charging problems are divided into three groups by Porsche and dealers, the whistleblower stated. Dealerships are under strict NDA and face losing their Porsche certification if they talk about the practice that the automaker is executing...
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    I've charged my Taycan at home at 4.3kW (18amps) for 14 months and over 10k miles. I've used DC fast chargers on road trips, but the vast majority of my charging has been at home. I always set my at home charging to a lower level so I don't stress the electrical box (house not car). I have no...
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    I really doubt there is any truth to the article, but for me the really sad part is the comment section of Teslarati. Do these people really want other EVs to fail? Do they cheer when a non-Tesla EV burns to the ground? What the f**k is wrong with these people?
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    Plaid beats Taycan Turbo by 11 seconds around ring... will Porsche respond?

    Yeah you're right. I should completely trust Tesla. They have the utmost integrity and have always been transparent with the public. They have never made misleading claims or tried to game a system like the EPA ratings. I'm also confident that the Nurburgring organization (I'm not sure what to...
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    Plaid beats Taycan Turbo by 11 seconds around ring... will Porsche respond?

    I'm very skeptical of their Nurburgring time. I know it was supposedly certified by that third party, but I don't see how the factory brakes survive a lap.
  9. manitou202

    I am watching the “sh*t show” that EA is live and in person

    This is really sad to hear Dave. There is absolutely no excuse to have problems this widespread. EA has had plenty of time to correct the issues, but it appears there is little progress. At this point I just hope another more reliable network steps up and fills in the gaps. I'm not convinced...
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    Taycan Turbo S vs. Model S Plaid - really by this much!?

    FSD (Full self driving) is arguably Tesla's biggest claim for why their valuation is so high. They insist that Robo-taxis and self driving cars will bring in huge amounts of future revenue. Their car sales alone will never justify the $700B+ market cap. I'm sure Porsche and other automakers are...
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    Taycan Turbo S vs. Model S Plaid - really by this much!?

    This entire thread is about the Taycan vs. Tesla Model S Plaid. If you aren't interested in reading about what is going on with Tesla, the you are free to ignore this thread.
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    Taycan Turbo S vs. Model S Plaid - really by this much!?

    https://electrek.co/2021/09/26/slow-teslas-everywhere-24-hours-into-the-fsd-button-what-is-your-safety-score-beta/ Slow Teslas everywhere: 24 hours into ‘the FSD button’, what is your Safety Score (Beta)? "I spent the evening driving 55mph on the highway to try to get my score up which of...
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    Taycan Turbo S vs. Model S Plaid - really by this much!?

    As part of the wider rollout of FSD (Full self driving) to a larger set of Tesla owners, Tesla requires monitoring their driving to determine a "Safety Score". If their score is below some threshold set by Tesla, then no FSD for you. The "Safety Score" is based on the following metrics...
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    I am just stunned

    Sorry. I saw Palm Springs as his location and Chandler/Phoenix as his destination for a road trip.
  15. manitou202

    Taycan Turbo S vs. Model S Plaid - really by this much!?

    Back to more important discussions. Tesla just released FSD beta to a lot more customers last night. Anyone want to place bets on the first accident? I give it three days before an accident. 2 weeks before it gets shut down.
  16. manitou202

    I am just stunned

    Even the best engineered cars can have components fail at low mileage. The 3 week delay for parts is unfortunately a combination of supply chain issues and buying a car built in Germany. Years ago I had a Mini Cooper and was in a small accident. It took 8 weeks to get replacement parts (head...
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    Polestar 2

    The price is a bit steep, but take a look at the lease rates. They are very competitive against other EV's in it's class (Mach-E, Model Y, E-tron). My dad pays around $600 a month with zero down. It was several hundred a month less than his outgoing E-class lease. A base Model Y is about $700 a...
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    Polestar 2

    My dad (81 years old and buying his first EV) took delivery of his Polestar 2 a few weeks ago. He came from an E-Class diesel. He absolutely loves it. It's great looking in person, he said equally as luxurious as his E-class (he has the loaded Polestar interior), and a much better infotainment...
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    Taycan Turbo S vs. Model S Plaid - really by this much!?

    Oh, the Tesla and the Model S has absolutely shaken up the auto industry. It has redefined what is possible both for an EV and from a software perspective. Tesla deserves credit for this. I was simply pointing out that buyers weren't leaving Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Porsche to go by a Model S in...
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