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    Apple iCloud Private Relay (Beta) and Apple Car Play Problems

    Perhaps I'm being too pedantic, but CarPlay does not work over Bluetooth, ever. It's either USB or WiFi. It is true that you can set up the initial pairing handoff using Bluetooth, but Bluetooth actually doesn't have enough bandwidth for what CarPlay is doing (which is basically sharing a...
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    Apple iCloud Private Relay (Beta) and Apple Car Play Problems

    FWIW, I've been using iCloud Private Relay since last June, and I haven't seen any change in the connection behavior for CarPlay in my 2020 Turbo. It was always slow and flaky, and has remained that way. What you're describing sounds like you're not using CarPlay, but a bluetooth audio...
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    What is the Porsche Taycan's lifecycle?

    That article is actually regarding a different car, the 'K1' that was shown in concept form to dealers a few months ago.' It's a larger crossover MPV-like vehicle (think Panamera on stilts), and I think Porsche is very sensitive to how they can make it a Porsche and not a re-badged VW minivan...
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    Check Your Tires!

    FWIW I drive my Turbo pretty hard and have 17K miles on the Continental 21" tires w/ no abnormal wear issues.
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    Electrify America ..an update (and a disappointment)

    Also, in my experience I get closer to 175 kW peak rates from EA's 150 kW chargers when I'm at the ideal SoC and battery temp.
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    Quick report: San Mateo, CA to Furnace Creek (Death Valley), 1060 mi round trip in Taycan Turbo

    Will note that the car is a Turbo, not a Turbo S. I have no idea how the efficiency compares between the two powertrains, though I suspect it's quite similar since I have both the power charge ports and the 21" Mission E wheels on my Turbo. Congrats on the new car!
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    Quick report: San Mateo, CA to Furnace Creek (Death Valley), 1060 mi round trip in Taycan Turbo

    My Bakersfield stop was at the Bakersfield Plaza, which is actually closer to CA-99 (I was heading East, so it made sense to be on the East side of Bakersfield). There are two 'Bakersfield' EA stations that are closer to 5, the Countryside Shell Market station, which is West of I-5, and the...
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    Quick report: San Mateo, CA to Furnace Creek (Death Valley), 1060 mi round trip in Taycan Turbo

    Actually, I do put in my planned speeds (ABRP lets you set speed as a percentage of the posted limit).
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    Quick report: San Mateo, CA to Furnace Creek (Death Valley), 1060 mi round trip in Taycan Turbo

    Unfortunately ABRP only lets you customize with one datapoint--consumption @ 65mph. I long ago took those measurements and applied them to my profile. The issue is that their model is too pessimistic about how to adjust consumption with speed, and I haven't had the time/patience to go and figure...
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    "Can EV chargers act like gas stations? That won’t be easy" Article

    I'll add 9: sheltered from the elements. One nice thing about most gas stations is that they're covered, so you don't need to get soaked while fueling your vehicle. I've gotten properly wet a few times wrestling with charge cables in the rain. It sucks because not only do you get rained on, but...
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    Quick report: San Mateo, CA to Furnace Creek (Death Valley), 1060 mi round trip in Taycan Turbo

    Our family took a brief trip to Death Valley last week, and we piled into the Taycan Turbo for the drive down and back (in the park we had rented a jeep from Farabee's--highly recommended given that some of the best sites are only accessible via unpaved roads). Note that all units are Imperial...
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    Does a fully charged Taycan weigh the same as one that's nearly depleted?

    Yep. Your weight is affected several orders of magnitude more by splatting a flea on your windshield while driving to the charging station.
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    Innodrive has new Tesla type behavior and graphics

    Innodrive has always done this for me since I took delivery of my car in September, 2020.
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    Most of these statements mix fact with bullshit. Taken in order: 1. Yes, battery cells are charged in parallel, and at a given ambient temperature a battery cell that's being charged at a higher rate will typically be warmer. This is why every battery management system measures voltage...
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    I routinely charge at public level 2 chargers that charge at 5.5 kW (at my office, for example). In fact, you'll find a lot of commercial locations in the US with such low-power chargers because of the way power is delivered to those locations; they get three-phase 208V power rather than...
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    Cannot charge at Electrify America right now?! WTF

    Here's even more evidence of their disregard for good software (look closely at the icons):
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    Bizarre 'whistleblower' claims “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires”

    Wow. Gotta say this strikes me as one of the more inventive stories I've seen about Taycan... Porsche Whistleblower: “60% of all delivered Taycan have battery issues that caused replacements, damages and fires” https://www.teslarati.com/porsche-whistleblower-taycan-battery-charger-fires-coverup/
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    Trip Report: Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) to SF Bay Area (San Mateo)

    One quick addition: the two charge stops I took were at the Countryside Market Shell in Bakersfield and at the BofA in Paso Robles. Both stations had 350 kW chargers, but I was only able to use the higher-speed charger in Paso Robles, as the 350 kW chargers were occupied by other cars (one being...
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    Trip Report: Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) to SF Bay Area (San Mateo)

    Yes, I have the 21” Mission E wheels, I was in Range mode, and it was very windy for the first 60 miles or so (this was Thursday morning, and there was actually a wind advisory with gusts over 50 mph in the mountain passes).
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    Trip Report: Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) to SF Bay Area (San Mateo)

    I just completed a drive from LA to SF, using a different route than in the past. A few observations: 1. Range forecasting in Taycan was absolutely brilliant. And the trip planner actually proposed great charging options (exactly the same as ABRP, in fact). I was gobsmacked given past...
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