Study says Taycan loses 20% of range in winter



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I mean the numbers in the article are pretty impressive - 225 in winter and 280 in the summer, hitting its epa rating in the winter and well exceeding in summer. Don't think any other ev did the same​
 


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Cold temps kill the battery and your range. When it was below 25F, notice more then once during the beginning of a drive the battery % dropped like a rock, 12-15% in the first 6 miles, then leveled out a bit. Now that it's warm the effincency is so much better.
 
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Click bait.
I do not think that term means what you think it means. Click bait is a misleading title that entices you to click on it only to not deliver what was promised. That article had the following figures (and figures for other EVs which I found interesting). So how was that click bait?

ModelVariantUsable battery sizeSummer rangeWinter rangeShortfall
Porsche Taycan4S Performance Battery Plus83.7kWh281 miles224 miles20.1%
 
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I mean the numbers in the article are pretty impressive - 225 in winter and 280 in the summer, hitting its epa rating in the winter and well exceeding in summer. Don't think any other ev did the same​
That's British site though and the Taycan fell short of WLTP figures even in summer.
 

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I haven't got my Taycan yet but this is no surprise, my plug-in hybrid loses about 10 to 20% of its range in winter.
In my case part of it is winter tyres which have a higher rolling resistance than the standard tyre, but the biggest difference is in the first 5 miles or so when the heater is on. Once the cabin is up to temperature the consumption is a lot less.
It is no surprise batteries work badly when cold, they always have. My digital camera has a much bigger loss in winter than these car reports.

Lets not forget that IC engined cars also use more fuel in winter, just not such a big hit.
 

 
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