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  1. Friedrich

    2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S First Test: Lächerlich Mode - Motor Trend

    Well the use of the German word "lächerlich" is lächerlich.....author must have used google translate with the word ludicrous, which too often is quite right. Germans would use the word more to describe something that is laughable. (The German verb "lachen" means to laugh). I wonder if...
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    Consumer Reports: Porsche Ranks # 1 as Best Auto Brand

    Here is an objective view from we all know this already!! Trying to find the current owner satisfaction report.....Last year Tesla was ranked number 1 and Porsche # 2
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    Annual Taycan Insurance Costs / Quotes?

    I got a quote today for the Taycan 4S from State Farm.....3rd car, full coverage, $500 deductible, under 7500 miles per year, good driver discount, no tickets, no accidents......$1596 per yer.....ironic that it is $575 cheaper than insurance for our 2013 Boxster S
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    Annual Taycan Insurance Costs / Quotes?

    Geez.....I live in Atlanta, have State Farm,, full coverage, a perfect driving record and no tickets accidents or claims on a 2013 Boxster S that is lucky to be worth 40k to 45k. you must have a $20,000 deductible!!! :CWL::CWL: But seriously, your 2017 Turbo S 911 is worth around...
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    Taycan fire in Florida garage

    I know its way too early to speculate.....but I am speculating that the fire started from the charger connections in the house. There were a couple of "garage" fires for Tesla highly publicized in 2013 and 2014, all which turned out to be caused by improperly installed chargers. It simple...
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    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    So does the vehicle, in this case the Taycan, know what you are plugged into, especially in homes, whether a 120v plug or a Dryer plug with 40 amps or 60 amps? how is this controlled so that the vehicle doesn't attempt to use too much amperage and trip breakers or cause potential fire...
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    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    In the USA, you probably should always have the 3 prong adapter and a 4 prong adapter. Homes built before 2000, tend to have the 3 prong, and those after 2000 have the 4 prong. To me any EV user going to visit relatives or friends should have this, together with a a 30 to 50ft extension...
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    Taycan information direct from Zuffenhausen plant tour

    I always assumed wireless charging was inefficient and MUCH slower, but.......read this article https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/28/wireless-charging-myths-exploded-witricity-ceo/ There is a company called Plugless, that according to their website is 12% less efficient than a similarly wired...
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    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    So if I am reading this correctly, for your 3826 trip, the Taycan has averaged 2,217 miles per kWh ? So it has averaged 185.6 mile range for 83.7 useable part of the battery.......... Am I calculating this correctly?
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    Taycan Turbo nearly matches Model 3's range in this test on the Autobahn

    Well, I think the point is that the Tesla range at high speeds is 191km less than the EPA range, whereas the Taycan is only 9km less than EPA estimates. So there is very little reduction in the range with the Taycan but HUGE reduction in the Tesla. And you are right, the efficiency is...
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    Forum member test drives

    Test Drove a Taycan Turbo: On Saturday I did a short test drive of the Taycan Turbo. The dealership literally only allotted 30 minutes per potential buyer by appointment only as there were so many people wanting to test drive the Taycan. I normally don't use foul language and as an atheist...
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    Tesla Model S Plaid Versus Porsche Taycan: Matchup Expected Next Week

    unless that Plaid version is a production model, the comparison is meaningless anyway
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    New 2021 Taycan Colors Expected June 2020

    Now definitely waiting till June to order.....:CWL:
  14. Friedrich

    Etron

    hmmmm.....may look better than the Taycan. Bet it will be priced exactly the same.
  15. Friedrich

    Is Your Dealer Showing You The Love?

    My Atlanta dealer finally called to say they had a black turbo. I drove to the dealer and the Taycan was nowhere to be seen. I counted 15 black Macans in the front lot and a few black and white Panameras and Carreras. Almost NO colors on any vehicles! Went by a second time yesterday...
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    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    can you produce a map with your planned charging stations?
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    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    I wish he would have written more details about finding charging stations. What kind of range did he get? Any mechanical issues? Did he plan trip around locations of charging stations, or did he have to drive detours to find superchargers? No showers???? Camping in car...
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    Is 100% really 88% full?

    Hopefully someone will test this with the Taycan, obviously someone with AAA or a tow truck. :CWL::CWL::CWL: German and Japanese ICE vehicles always have run at least 10-30 miles beyond "empty." Many many years ago I drove a friends Ford, and the minute it hit empty, I was stuck on the side...
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    Taycan buyers: what is your financial means? [anonymous]

    This is obviously a personal question and in most countries, it is not appropriate to discuss income. Having said that, looking at the responses so far, it reflects the level of enthusiasm people can have for a car. Depending on where you live, 30 to 60% of income can be eaten up by...
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