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  1. Is the Porsche Taycan Competing With Tesla? - Undecided with Matt Ferrell

    Lots of factors I think. Probably part of the push to deliver 500k cars this year. Pissing contest/Competition with Lucid. Wanting to dump existing stock. Possible refresh coming.
  2. Is the Porsche Taycan Competing With Tesla? - Undecided with Matt Ferrell

    Think this is very true. Although I always wanted a Porsche, when car shopping I entertained a new Model S vs a variety of different Porsche models, and crossed off the Model S because there wasn't enough new or different from my current S to make the jump. I was originally looking at higher...
  3. Bettery Degradation after 6 Month - 11% can it be ?

    This. If you're always charging to 100% at fast chargers, this can really degrade the battery. A lot of early Tesla adopters were exclusively charging at the superchargers in California because it was free, only to learn at around 40-50k miles they had nearly double the degradation of folks...
  4. Poor mans Taycan 2WD coming when?

    Same, I keep seeing the Audi GT thrown around as a cheaper option than the Taycan, but everything points to this thing starting around $100k US, and it can be optioned to death just like a Porsche and I suspect pricing will be similar in the end. I'm interested in seeing what the final...
  5. Love my Taycan...but not having fun.

    No doubt, but I doubt the same people working on their 12V batteries are the same people working on their software. Although, there's been some thoughts that using the app causes the 12V issue to occur more frequently, in which case, maybe they should prioritize software?
  6. Love my Taycan...but not having fun.

    I kind of doubt we see that kind of response when the GT drops or would have if it dropped earlier, and I doubt you would have gotten a lot of Model S converts. The eTron SUV is beautiful car and was supposed to poach a lot of Model X customer's priced even less. It is one of the lowest...
  7. Love my Taycan...but not having fun.

    Yeah, the Apple iOS software ecosystem with Porsche, and particularly the Taycan is a dumpster fire as well. I'm glad you're not worried, but we shouldn't be paying for features that don't work. Your attitude reminds me of a family member I had back when navigation was first becoming more...
  8. Automatic Software updates - Porsche needs to improve here.

    Yeah I agree. And Tesla is great at this. It feels weird knowing that my 7 year old Model S, currently parked right next to my 4S is superior from a software standpoint in just about every way, and was the day I bought it. This despite using a computer system that is ancient at this point...
  9. Performance Plus Battery

    Well, as I've said above, my 4S has the plus. But not everyone no matter where they live would need it if they don't plan on road tripping in it. Don't ever recall saying the smaller battery is a great idea so not sure why you find it incredulous. I've coast to coasted in EVs and probably have...
  10. Performance Plus Battery

    For just the the larger range and battery it might be worth it, but again, the name of the battery itself implies overall improved "performance" in a car brand that prides itself on driving performance, not EV performance. How much range is it really since again it isn't EPA rated. Based on...
  11. Performance Plus Battery

    The problem is Porsche quotes the 5%-80% charging speed for both batteries as still being 22.5 minutes. Same acceleration, same top speed. Where is there a quantifiable performance difference for a "performance plus" battery? I realize there's horse power, but in none of Porsche published...
  12. Battery's range is a problem?

    This was one thing that surprised me the Porsche NAV did so well. The Tesla does an awesome job of predicted arrival range, although it can be pretty conservative, and when you look at expected energy usage, you can even see where the system knows where a downhill slope will be, expected regen...
  13. Performance Plus Battery

    Hypothetically, for someone looking to buy a 2021 4S model, is there any reason to go for this expensive upgrade? I realize in 2020 it was required, but there's nothing in the Porsche brochure that really justifies the cost outside of better range, which depending on your needs might also not...
  14. Battery's range is a problem?

    Great stuff. My 2013 P85 Model S with about 80k miles had lost about 9 miles from its rated range of 265 miles. 3.3% battery loss. When I first bought the car and even today I believe you are told to expect close to 5% loss around 50k miles. The car has exceeded all expectations, but...
  15. Battery's range is a problem?

    This hits the nail on the head in terms of EV sales, especially by manufacturer's that don't really specialize in EV's to begin with. You think about a car like an Audi etron or a Nissan Leaf, these cars make up a small fraction of the sales for most dealerships in the US outside California...
  16. Ionity Bill UK

    I guess it's reassuring that the non-Tesla charging network outside the US is somewhat of a crapshoot as well. Ultimately if brands producing EV's that aren't Tesla's are going to have longevity and not just be a niche division of a larger manufacturer, the infrastructure is going to have to...
  17. Battery's range is a problem?

    Hmmm, Model X didn't start delivering to the public until 5 years ago. Either way, I'm in the same boat. My wife loves her MX. I still keep my 2013 P85 Model S for nostalgia, it's a piece of automotive history, and part of me wants my daughter to drive it in a decade when she can drive...
  18. Road Trip Planning Guide (Recommendations from a 1400 mile trip in two travel days)

    Preach. I can't stand apologists for the Porsche software ecosystem. It's absolute dogshit no matter what you're coming from, but a total failure if you are familiar with Tesla. Charging on the EA network is supposed to be improved in the coming year for us, but man oh man do they need to...
  19. Battery's range is a problem?

    Honestly if you have a Tesla 3 or Y road trips are a breeze and not much slower. They're great road trip EV's. Tesla's in general are all fine for road trips but the newer models charge so much faster. Once EA is more consistent with their network, cars like the Porsche will be wonderful on...
  20. Battery's range is a problem?

    In my case both EA chargers after Lake Charles in Lafayette and Hammond were out so that wasn't an option. It took them until noon the next day to get them up and running. Going back to Beaumont would have been useless since even a full charge there wouldn't have allowed me to skip 3 whole...



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