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- Dec 13, 2018
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- Porsche: Taycan R; Tesla: orig Roadster, X, new roadster reserved
You will Based on this I and another 3 of my friends are now all "out"we'll see...…….
Completely understand. But am hearing soooo many different stories from Porsche people as well as journalists as well as others that have driven the car that I believe the right answer is somewhere in the middle. And that coupled with the fast 800V 270kw charging i am confident I’ll be happy. When I take my Tesla MX to Scandinavia every summer from Switzerland I never getYou will Based on this I and another 3 of my friends are now all "out"
It's a lovely car no doubt and I hope to buy one once we have more clarity on what the car is capable of performance and efficiency wise but my dealer wanted me to lock down my spec by the end of this week and I declined to so will take a later slot once there is more clarity. From my previous posts you will see that I was extremely keen on this car but to hear that from the Porsche Technician himself really threw me back!
Yes, but he was referring to the Performance battery pack, not the Performance Battery Plus. The Plus pack has a usable 83.7 kWh capacity where the Performance only has 71 kWh, a 12.7 kWh difference. From my experience, I would suggest that it would be unwise to compromise on battery size unless you just intend going down the shops in your Taycan.At the UK launch event last week the Porsche GB Product Technician told us to expect a mixed use range of 180 miles max on a 4S with Performance Battery Pack. His exact words!
In other words, if we assume a simple linear model, we get an increase of 180 miles * 12.7/71 = +18% respectively 32 miles, resulting in 212 miles total.The Plus pack has a usable 83.7 kWh capacity where the Performance only has 71 kWh, a 12.7 kWh difference.
Not quite...I specifically asked if he was referring to the battery plus pack and he said “yes” think 180 miles real world and you won’t be disappointed.Yes, but he was referring to the Performance battery pack, not the Performance Battery Plus. The Plus pack has a usable 83.7 kWh capacity where the Performance only has 71 kWh, a 12.7 kWh difference. From my experience, I would suggest that it would be unwise to compromise on battery size unless you just intend going down the shops in your Taycan.
Sounds like he is hedging his bets.Not quite...I specifically asked if he was referring to the battery plus pack and he said “yes” think 180 miles real world and you won’t be disappointed.
Range is a very nebulous and variable thing as I said before but the maximum is pretty irrelevant. To give a UK based example, my present Tesla can drive to Land's End from Portsmouth, a distance of 251 miles. However, I would never do that for the following reasons:-As I’ve said before I believe the range will be higher than the 201 EPA and certainly more than the 180
I’ve got a 4s and Etron on order and the 4s will obviously have a better range than the Etron’s 200m ish
realistically I’m expecting 220min and 280max so as long as it’s in that range I’ll be happy, but I’m also aware that even if it has a 220m range it can only be driven 90% as any more and I’d risk running out of battery
I live in Boulder and have the same concerns. I’m getting a Turbo. If you’re going into the mountains, You can charge in Silverthorne and glenwood springs. After that you can get to grand junction but no farther west. The next station is 230 miles away in Richfield Utah. And you better hope those three chargers are all working or you’re really out of luck.I still am going to get the Taycan, but I am definitely nervous about the range. I live in the Denver area and have been mapping out my common routes. I often drive to the mountains and back which is anywhere from 150 to 400 miles roundtrip. Plus the routes have a lot of elevation gain and the temps will often be cold. There is one fast-charging station on most of those routes. A lot of the hotels where I stay don't have a level 2 charger or even a place to plug into a standard AC outlet. Some of my friends with Teslas have had some close calls on range going to and from the mountains due to some of these issues.
As such, it is going to be pretty sketchy in the short run, especially if that one station goes down or is really busy. There have been articles in the paper saying they are going to put up a few more fast-charging stations on these routes. Just adding say 2 more on the main routes to the mountains would make all the difference in the world. I will probably borrow my wife's car for the longer trips in the short run, but I hope that the charging network gets built out.
Bottom line is that I am going for it but my fingers are crossed that the charging network develops quickly. Worst case I will be driving the Subaru and my wife will be driving the Porsche much of the time. Could be a good deal for her!
Sorry about that, I know someone who is buying three - A 4S, Turbo and Turbo S! I have asked him to create three user names so that he can vote and not feel left outActually, based on the range, I am getting a second one.
Unfortunately, since you can only vote once, my view is underrepresented.