4S - Performance Battery Plus - Yes or No?

Will you get the performance battery plus on the 4S?


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Rollep

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Each to their own views on the merits of specing the performance plus battery but I'm saving the money.
The weight saving of 80KG will help handling and I believe 2nd hand buyers will gladly save £4613 for the sake of losing 30 miles range.
Losing 30 miles range is one thing. But there is also a phenomenon called battery degradation. So the second hand car may have lost quite a bit more than 30 miles.
 

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Which applies to both battery versions.
 

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Always take the bigger battery option if you can afford it. If you say you don't need it, you have not driven enough in electric vehicles - sooner or later you will be in a situation where you wished you had those extra miles. Just my $0.02 after 5 years in 3 electric cars.
 

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Always take the bigger battery option if you can afford it. If you say you don't need it, you have not driven enough in electric vehicles - sooner or later you will be in a situation where you wished you had those extra miles. Just my $0.02 after 5 years in 3 electric cars.
i agrée 100%!! what ever your use case there will always be times where you really wished that your power reserve was much greater.......
 

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Which applies to both battery versions.
It sure does, but the bigger battery can degrade quite a bit before it will be down to the capacity the smaller one starts out with. The bigger battery can actually degrade 15% before it's down to the capacity of a new standard battery.

Another thing is that with the bigger battery it will be a lot easier to keep the SOC in the sweet spot (20-80% charge) in order to minimize degradation.
 

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Wow so now 40 people have voted and it’s 85% Yes and 15% No!

Personally I am glad I have opted for the bigger battery!

:)
 

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Always choose it. If I want a second hand Taycan, without it I won't buy it.
 

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Always choose it. If I want a second hand Taycan, without it I won't buy it.
And that is exactly what 4 dealers have told me too which is why I paid for it. I think car's without it will have a hard time selling later on,
 

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And that is exactly what 4 dealers have told me too which is why I paid for it. I think car's without it will have a hard time selling later on,
I spoke a german seller, and he is telling me that his customers always buy the NON-performance battery...
 

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I spoke a german seller, and he is telling me that his customers always buy the NON-performance battery...
There is MUCH less range anxiety in Germany as the amount of miles / km driven is much smaller. The average American drives 13,500 miles (21,600km) The average German driver drives 7500 miles (12,000km) per year, almost HALF of what an American drives. You probably can assume that daily commutes are much smaller than American counterparts. And it is similar in most European countries. As a result, you will see the total range of EVs in Europe is much smaller than what Americans expect, generally speaking. The Renault Zoe, one of Europe's best selling EVs has less than 190 mile (300km) range with a 52kwh battery.

Plus Germans are frugal (cheapskates).....:CWL::CWL::CWL:
 

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There is MUCH less range anxiety in Germany as the amount of miles / km driven is much smaller. The average American drives 13,500 miles (21,600km) The average German driver drives 7500 miles (12,000km) per year, almost HALF of what an American drives. You probably can assume that daily commutes are much smaller than American counterparts. And it is similar in most European countries. As a result, you will see the total range of EVs in Europe is much smaller than what Americans expect, generally speaking. The Renault Zoe, one of Europe's best selling EVs has less than 190 mile (300km) range with a 52kwh battery.

Plus Germans are frugal (cheapskates).....:CWL::CWL::CWL:
Yeah I'm still in doubt too. Any idea what the EPA is already for the turbo (S)?
 

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My dealer confirmed to me today that out of over 40 confirmed orders for the first run of 4S cars not a single one was without the Performance Battery Plus! My order is now locked in :)
 

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OK. I've changed my order to include Performance Battery Plus. Thanks for the advice everyone.
Not that I will be leasing but the final thing that encouraged me to upgrade to the bigger battery was that Lease costs over 2 and 3 years in the UK are cheaper for the bigger battery than the regular battery. This must mean that the lease companies believe that a Performance Battery Plus car will be worth more used than the extra cost to upgrade new.

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OK. I've changed my order to include Performance Battery Plus. Thanks for the advice everyone.
Not that I will be leasing but the final thing that encouraged me to upgrade to the bigger battery was that Lease costs over 2 and 3 years in the UK are cheaper for the bigger battery than the regular battery. This must mean that the lease companies believe that a Performance Battery Plus car will be worth more used than the extra cost to upgrade new.

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I was looking at Business contract hire as works out a better deal due to being able to claim 50% of the vat and includes road fund license but was getting messed about when I wanted to order!

The problem seemed to be that they struggle to get the cars as the dealers don’t want leasing companies taking up the allocation! So couldn’t confirm the lead time
Started off April then mentioned October!
Also the excess mileage charge was horrific 40-60p was what most wanted
Found one that was 6p inc vat per mile but they were slow in coming back to me so lost confidence and just ordered from a main dealer
 
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