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  1. daveo4EV

    Porsche Take Note: Mercedes has realized fast charging is part of ownership experience

    chalk up another "insight" Tesla had early on - leaving the "experience" to an unmotivated "partner" is not the path to success - I'm looking at you VW & EA… Mercedes is pursuing their own charging network because… https://apple.news/A1RaL6unkSJCe4CtPDMsQNA
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    [PSA for North America] - 1st Priority - home charging setup - demand and specify Hubbell commercial socket receptacle

    I felt this deserved it's OWN post… Porsche's recommendation (and other EV vendors) to use a Hubbell Commercial quality socket is 100% spot on - excellent advice and should be followed. No question, just do it - do not accept anything less. if you only do one thing - do THIS thing…it is the...
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    Email from Porsche: Mobile Charger current set to 50% as a precaution -- - utter BS - OMG they don't think they have a problem…

    Porsche blaming the victim - they still don't think they have a design problem…the problem according to is _NOT_ their crappy 10 AWG power supply cable - but rather my "poor" household wiring…
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    Chatbot GPT - hmmm I'm going to have to give up the forums

    yeah I can't tell the difference between this an a real human - this is not going to be fun.
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    [North America] - Porsche Official Charging Related Porsche NTSB Article - analysis

    Porsche seems to be wising up - this is mostly across the board good excellent information and I agree with 99% of it - very interesting that Porsche is now recommending AGAINST using L1 charging with their charger for daily use or for more than 12 hours this is a huge step forward in educating...
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    [North America] - the ultimate guide to the Porsche EVSE PMC+/PMCC/PWCC

    I'm tried of collecting all these threads over and over and over again for people that can't use the search function. the included Porsche EVSE's (PMC+), the optional $1120 PMCC, and now the Porsche Wall Charger (PWCC) have been far from problem free in North America. But some customers have...
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    Spent some time w/ Lucid Air this morning… impressions

    while at the dealership this morning I had some time to kill. Sales manager knows I'm an EV guys - walked me over to a Lucid Air and handed me the keys and suggested I check it while they dealt with some paperwork… I was with a buddy so we decided to check out the Lucid…I did not drive it...
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    A comedy and a tragedy - I find this amusing but ultimately disappointing

    I have a story from today I was at my local Porsche dealer today taking care of some non-Taycan related business and the service manger saw me and came over for some advice from me. You see dealerships do not exist in a vacuum - the Porsche dealership may sell Porsche's but their bread and...
  9. daveo4EV

    EA (Electrify America) Sucks - that is all

    80 minutes wasted today trying to get my local EA stations to charge my 2020 Taycan Turbo - what a joke! customer support is nice, friendly, polite and professional - but ultimately the following vehicle's could not charge today: my 2020 Taycan Turbo a brand new shiny Lucid Air VW ID.4 KIa...
  10. daveo4EV

    Happy Thanksgiving Week All!

    apologies to our non-US participants, but the next week in the US is a time for family, friends, food, travel, arguments that should've never been started, and a gentle reminder as to why we either do, or do not, spend time with family (real, adopted, or imagined) it is also the most taxing...
  11. daveo4EV

    PSA: Shameless plug - Dirt Fish Rally School

    I've tracked for more than 10 years now - and by far the best instruction/skills I've received for track driving is Ice-Driving and Rally Driving - and one of the best Rally Schools is Dirtfish. If you are serious about your driving skills, and car control skills taking a Rally Course like the...
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    Interesting - Monterey Porsche has Fast Chargers

    this will be great for Laguna Seca if they are more than 50 kW…and reliable @bsclywilly this will be great in May when Laguna Seca re-opens - I wonder if these were online Monday…
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    [North America] - Get your Tech from a Tech company… Tesla J-1772 wall charger review

    …and your car from a car company. I'm a Porsche customer because I believe they make the best cars and in other aspects of my life I gravitate towards "the best" in what ever category I'm choosing to spend money - that doesn't always mean spending a lot of money, but often the two correlate...
  14. daveo4EV

    [POLL] - Which Thread should be made sticky for the PMC+/PMCC overheating issues?

    there is a lot of existing threads covering this - and new one seem to pop up all the time maybe if we made one of the threads sticky - it would be easier for people who are new to this topic to realize this is a known issue so this thread is a poll so that we can recommend to the...
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    FYI: Tesla offers this now - CCS adpater for Tesla vehicles is now "a thing" in the US

    Tesla's had this outside the US for some time - but it's now listed for the first time on the US site… https://shop.tesla.com/product/ccs-combo-1-adapter supports upto 250 kW charge rate at CCS sites - so Tesla's can now use CCS sites…if the owner has this adapter I'm still looking forward to...
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    [North America] - this is getting embarrassing - Porsche nerfing/neutering the PMCC via OTA update?

    so team - your $1120 North American 40 amp PMCC/Outdoor-grill/Toaster is now being updated via OTA update to a restricted 20 amps with _NO_ override possible to restore full 40 amp capacity that has to be reset after each power cycle on/off before you charge your vehicle. Cayenne forum owners...
  17. daveo4EV

    Actual Data: 2018 911 GT3 PCCB wear data - facts for informational purposes

    Hello all this is not quite a Taycan topic - but is a PCCB topic - so I thought I would share it for the community… if you're tracking your Taycan w/PCCB's I suggest you get the rotors measured after each pad-swap - see below for some actual GT3 PCCB data… I own a 991.2 2018 GT3 that I use...
  18. daveo4EV

    Recent California heat wave and grid crisis - a personal perspective on EVs giving back their power to grid emergencies

    https://www.wired.com/story/californias-heat-wave-is-a-big-moment-for-batteries/#intcid=_wired-verso-hp-trending_d63b34a6-1f54-4d46-8581-9ccf81d127b3_popular4-1 my home powerwall system was "allowed" to provide power to the grid for 3-4 hours every day for the past 8+ days - I've been...
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    at what point do we stop apologizing for Porsche

    this is from another thread - but I didn't want to derail that thread - I want to derail this thread :CWL: I understand this line of thinking but also I remember the vitrol with which people attack other car makers for not solving the whole problem? the statement above is understandable and...
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    things that make you go "hmmmmm…" - ClipperCreek now owned/affiliated with enphase - solar inverter company

    noticed this the other day… ClipperCreek - makers of the very very reliable/ugly/functional EVSE's is now aligned with a Solar Power company…hmmmm I use enphase inverters for my residential grid tied solar system - enhpase also has home battery solutions - this is interesting to me that they...
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