Range info for a long winter road trip?

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Range mode is noticeable but not by a huge margin i think (sitting slower with aero helps) but for me AC eco or not isn't a game changer in winter but i got a heat pump so maybe that's another story if it is not specced :rolleyes:. We need some Taycan's experts insights about the heatpump gain ;)
That was one of the questions I had. I was wondering when taking a longer trip and the heat generated by driving 120-130 km/h for a longer time would be enough for the heat pump to make a real difference. On the range calculator on the website it doesn’t really make a big difference. Only a couple of km with or without.
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The numbers you report, is this when you leave with a cold car at home and drive to the resort for lets say 100 miles? Or also for driving 600 miles on the highway at 25 F and charging a couple of times.

I think if I drive around in the skiresort at 10 F the range will be really low but I can charge at the hotel so that’s ok.

I have done some driving in the alps
and it is amazing how accurate the range estimate is even with serious elevation difference.

There are a lot of variables here, but I was mostly talking about leaving from home with the car in a garage that is just above freezing. That said, I have many times left it out in temps as low as -15F overnight. There is an additional penalty to get the car and battery warmed up, but that is a temporary one-time hit to the battery charge level. Hard to say exactly how big that hit was, but a rough guess would be like 10%.
 

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That was one of the questions I had. I was wondering when taking a longer trip and the heat generated by driving 120-130 km/h for a longer time would be enough for the heat pump to make a real difference. On the range calculator on the website it doesn’t really make a big difference. Only a couple of km with or without.
Yes but range calculator on the website is a "more or less" tool. It doesn't take in account "speed", "rain", or cabin temperature (some like it hot). But i agree that even if it's around 850 euros i don't think it has a major impact on range
 
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Someone posted something interesting on the Belgium forum. In order to have his battery at the right temperature he sets his temp at 29.5 degrees which results in a battery temperature of 25 degrees Celsius on departure. His range with 7 degrees outside is the same as with warmer temperatures.

I don’t know from a energy point of view this makes sense. And for comfort for me certainly not.

but probably as I thought this also means that with driving highway speeds and super charging 3-4 times on a 1000 Km trip the battery can maintain a optimal temperature and range could still be quite ok
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