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  1. cometguy

    Well made the end of year deadline,… but no one warned me of this….

    Why can't the US learn from Europeans? The Europeans have much better license plates -- narrower, no absurd images and colors -- just the license number and a simple indication of which country the car is from. Very uniform. Should be the same in the US: uniform plates with just plate...
  2. cometguy

    Taycan options that will help with resale value

    OK, I have a 3-yr-old Porsche with 35k miles whose Edmunds trade-in valuation is about 71% of what I paid for it. But Edmunds also rates the individual options by value, and here are some examples. I paid something like $1400-$1500 for 14-way seats, and that value is now stated to be $400...
  3. cometguy

    19.2kW charger fix for EA charging and Plug & Charge

    Interesting report. But how do you get 4.5 hours of fueling time spent per month for people who mostly charge at home (page 13)? I'm thinking it would be more like 3-5 minutes per month (to plug in and unplug once a day, each) if plugging in every night in your garage. Here in Mass., there is...
  4. cometguy

    Question about 30-min EA free charging ...

    So Porsche says "Taycan buyers will receive three years of unlimited 30-minute charging at Electrify America locations", but what does that mean, exactly? If you use Plug-and-Charge after registering with Porsche, will the charging stop at 30 minutes automatically and charge you nothing? Or...
  5. cometguy

    Get free charging at Electrify America stations until 11/29

    I thought that all Taycan owners get free EA charging anyway... (???)
  6. cometguy

    Taycan glass roof without shade option

    Kyle of "Out of Spec Reviews" (YouTube) says in his recent review of the L.A. Auto Show, in the section on the new Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, that Porsche told him that there will be electrochromic glass coming in 2022 or 2023 for the roof, which will allowing dimming of light passing through the...
  7. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    Curious... So that document (https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/pdfs/guides/FEG2021.pdf) lists the Audi Allroad, Audi RS6 Avant, AMG E63, and Volvo V90 all as "midsize station wagons", and then the Mach-E is a "small station wagon" along with the Audi A4 Allroad... whereas the Panamera Sport...
  8. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    not that it matters much for a Taycan in terms of federal tax credit, but does a Turismo wagon count as a sedan or an SUV? Whoever wrote this in the House clearly thinks that sedans, vans, SUVs and pickup trucks are the only four categories of vehicles today... And I've never seen "SUV"...
  9. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    The latest House version of the BBB act, which appears ready to pass tonight, has the following new (revised) section with upper MSRP limits on eligible newly purchased EVs: [cut-and-pasted from Part 4, Sec. 136401, new Sec. 36C.d] (d) Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price Limitation.--...
  10. cometguy

    First Road Trip Success - Porsche Palooza

    What were your charge times at Stops A and B, and how much battery charge did you get from each of those? There are many parts of the US that I'd be afraid to let the Taycan get below 30-50 miles of range left, in case there's a problem with a charging station and you'd have to go potentially...
  11. cometguy

    MY22 PCM fault, at delivery

    But the PCM works otherwise, besides customizing your profiles and using phone apps?
  12. cometguy

    8SP Light Strip with Porsche Logo in Black

    Part of my rationale for getting the black PORSCHE lettering is to not draw so much attention to the car, when you're parked in certain "dicey" areas...
  13. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    The base tax credit goes to $4k for cars with battery packs < 40 kWh in the current version of the House bill; that eliminates almost all PHEVs, so that's a big deal for potential PHEV buyers. (We have bought two PHEVs in the last 3-4 years, and we'd have lost about $6.5k if that policy had...
  14. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    not true... most BEVs sold in the US will be eligible for the federal tax credit if the limit is $55k for sedans and $65k or $69k for SUVs. Most Polestar 2 cars, most Mach-E cars, most Model 3 cars, and all Bolts and Leafs fall under those limits already, for example. I think that the Volvo...
  15. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    Online news stories (incl. CNET) often get many things wrong. Read the actual House bill. The Taycan is a sedan, and the limit on sedans seems fixed at $55k; $80k is for pickup trucks, as I recall. The point is that many other EV sedans, like the Mach-E GT, the Audi e-tron, and lots of the...
  16. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    As I posted on another thread, Taycans built after 2021 Dec. 31 will no longer be eligible for the $7500 US federal tax credit if the BBB gets passed. Both the House and Senate have agreed that there will be an MSRP limit starting 2022 Jan. 1 for EVs that get the tax credit; the amount is not...
  17. cometguy

    8SP Light Strip with Porsche Logo in Black

    It's not "silver"... it's "off" white, isn't it? The standard PORSCHE lettering on the back of the Taycan looks plasticky white to me, up close... I thought from the earlier prototypes that the PORSCHE letters would light up at night, but I guess they decided against that (probably for the...
  18. cometguy

    more like this is inevitable…

    "The transition to EVs is estimated to cost each Cadillac dealership $200,000 to $500,000, and GM has spent $274 million buying out dealers who aren’t ready to make the switch." ... that's a LOT of money to buy out those dealerships that won't conform... By extrapolation of their cutting 40%...
  19. cometguy

    Charging Planner - New Feature

    Yes, this is an important point: many/most EV charging stations are considerably off the driving route (unlike many gas stations which are easy-off, easy-on with respect to expressway diversions), so one can spend almost as much time going out-of-the-way to and from a charging station as...
  20. cometguy

    Infrastructure Bill passed. I don’t think this is good.

    Yes, the bill is available at the House website; it's very long. I posted this on another thread here: https://www.taycanforum.com/forum/threads/my21-cross-turismo-further-delays.6848/page-10#post-105495
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