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Does anyone know if the Taycan absolutely stops at 0% range remaining (or does it go on a couple undefined) and are the last few indicated miles accurate?

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Does anyone know if the Taycan absolutely stops at 0% range remaining (or does it go on a couple undefined) and are the last few indicated miles accurate?

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At 0% you should more or less immediately lose power, it's certainly not like a gas car hitting "empty" and you should regard hitting 0% as the car immediately dying. I'd wager there's a decent chance the car will actually die at 1% or 2%, even, and generally taking it below 5% is going to be a very bad idea.
 

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Does anyone know if the Taycan absolutely stops at 0% range remaining (or does it go on a couple undefined) and are the last few indicated miles accurate?

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I'd be willing to bet my 'due shortly' 4S on it that it behaves like most other electric cars. You can drive to zero without any issues. Even at zero there is still charge in reserve. Its not really zero! I've taken one of our company i3's to 5 miles below zero and it still ran fine.

Apparently a model S can do 10-20 miles on zero. I would expect the Taycan to go into reduced a reduced power mode. But it definitely wont just grind to a halt at when it hits 0%!
 

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As the owner of 2 Model S's, I'd highly recommend you not test that. Unlike an ICE vehicle, you can't just throw in a gallon roadside and be off to a gas station. You will need a flatbed tow. On a Tesla the car will give you numerous warnings and start to shut down non-critical driving systems (AC, radio) to conserve power before it tells you pull over you are done. Never seen it happen and never heard of anyone with the guts to try.
 

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And some point it needs to hard shutdown, because really going to zero means a permanently dead battery.
 

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Kinda related, did anyone test the portable charger with a portable 110v battery generator?
 

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As the owner of 2 Model S's, I'd highly recommend you not test that. Unlike an ICE vehicle, you can't just throw in a gallon roadside and be off to a gas station. You will need a flatbed tow. On a Tesla the car will give you numerous warnings and start to shut down non-critical driving systems (AC, radio) to conserve power before it tells you pull over you are done. Never seen it happen and never heard of anyone with the guts to try.
I echo that. Check the Tesla forums for multiple people getting stranded at 0 for just a few reports of those who were able to drive a bit past 0. If Taycan battery behaves the same way as Tesla at depleted state, it will take a while to get any meaningful charge too. So double penalty: either get stranded, or wait for long time for the battery to condition.

I drove the Tesla's multiple times below 5% but never below 2%. The range prediction on the onboard computer was extremely accurate after the first 20-30 mile adjustments
 

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I'd be willing to bet my 'due shortly' 4S on it that it behaves like most other electric cars. You can drive to zero without any issues. Even at zero there is still charge in reserve. Its not really zero! I've taken one of our company i3's to 5 miles below zero and it still ran fine.

Apparently a model S can do 10-20 miles on zero. I would expect the Taycan to go into reduced a reduced power mode. But it definitely wont just grind to a halt at when it hits 0%!
I had a BMW i3 too and I drove to 0% (strategically drove straight into my garage).
No problem.
It charged right up.
So, instead of guessing and assuming here, try it and you'll know.
I don't need to know as it'll never happen on my trips... ever.
:)
 
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It would be hard for me to believe that Porsche would design it so you could go to the point of catastrophically damaging the battery. I'm guessing they will put you on limp mode after 0 for whatever they feel should be an emergency reserve (couple miles) then have a hard stop electronically and make you flatbed it in while there is still enough charge that you don't destroy the battery.

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It would be hard for me to believe that Porsche would design it so you could go to the point of catastrophically damaging the battery.
I completely agree. However, on the list of things I look forward to testing and exploring with this car, this is...(checks list)...number 4,389, so I may get to it in 2040.
 

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I completely agree. However, on the list of things I look forward to testing and exploring with this car, this is...(checks list)...number 4,389, so I may get to it in 2040.
By that time your battery will most likely be at zero whether you like it or not and not rechargeable! ;)
 

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Say hello to Turtle Mode.

I think in this case it was a low battery SoC (12%) and a very low battery temperature (37°F).

I know at warmer temps, I had to get to much lower SoC numbers before I’d see that icon.

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Say hello to Turtle Mode.

I think in this case it was a low battery SoC (12%) and a very low battery temperature (37°F).

I know at warmer temps, I had to get to much lower SoC numbers before I’d see that icon.

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That’s so funny the fiat 500e I leased had the same turtle mode...
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