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This doesn't fully address the high temperature range concern, but in the Taycan's favor is the included heat pump (US configurations), which more efficiently manages battery pack and cabin cooling vs. other BEVs that mostly lack a heat pump.Unfortunately NONE of non-EPA driving range results reported so far for Tesla or Taycans have been done when the outside temperature exceeds 110F, a temperature often encountered here in the desert Southwest. It is not unusual to even hit 115F in Phoenix and Tucson. Nobody has been able to report in a "test" drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas via Blythe CA in that extreme heat. Summer is coming and I'll be interested to see if any Porsche (or even Tesla) dealership either in Phoenix/Tucson or Las Vegas, or even Porsche NA,attempts a test drive in the heat of the summer between these two locations. Problem is the 210 mile drive between Blythe CA and Las Vegas NV on US95/I-40/US95 is without any 50kW charging stations. That's given its a 80%-5% range trip when the range may be significantly lower than 200 miles.
You won’t see that until a customer has one and tries it since it is a bit of a corner case.Still haven't seen any facts/figures/test results associated with what happens both range wise, and inside cabin temperature wise when the outside temp is 110F, the Range mode/ECO PLUS is selected, and one starts out with only an 80 charge
Why would heat and dry air like this lower the range? The Taycan 4S+ can easily give you in range mode 300 miles. What is the question here?Problem is the 210 mile drive between Blythe CA and Las Vegas NV on US95/I-40/US95 is without any 50kW charging stations. That's given its a 80%-5% range trip when the range may be significantly lower than 200 miles.
Yes I completely agree, the only down side is how much AC you need to run, but AC has a much lower impact on range than the Heater in my Bolt EV experience. I think 280 would be pretty easy. I think there are some significant elevation changes in that route as well so one has to take that into account as well.Why would heat and dry air like this lower the range? The Taycan 4S+ can easily give you in range mode 300 miles. What is the question here?
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