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Today I’m beginning a crazy roadtrip.

I’ll be driving my Taycan Turbo on a lap around the country. Well, technically through two countries. I’m starting in Maine, headed north into Canada, then west to Vancouver, south to San Diego, east to Key West, then north again to Maine.

There will be many stops along the way to visit friends and family. And many more stops for electrons.

If all goes as planned, I’ll cover about 10,000 miles and be on the road for six weeks.

Follow along... it’s going to be an adventure.

EDIT: Some had asked, so here’s the build spec of what I’m driving:
http://www.porsche-code.com/PLQZID97
Software purchased post build: intelligent range manager.

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This is going to be epic, crazy I was going to try something similar, but on a smaller scale, how are you going to document it? You camping or doing hotels?
 

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I’m looking forward to keeping up with this thread
good luck and enjoy
 

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Super cool move! But you are missing Pike's Peak :D!
 

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Best of luck on the trip! Great to see you're putting the Taycan through it's paces...
 

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Wow what an epic trip, you will have so much fun. Definitely will be following along. Good luck with charging stops, as I posted elsewhere I am just finding EA not to be at all reliable, let’s hope you have much better luck.
 

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I wish he would have written more details about finding charging stations. What kind of range did he get? Any mechanical issues? Did he plan trip around locations of charging stations, or did he have to drive detours to find superchargers?
No showers???? Camping in car????

Well.....when I was 20, I took a road trip a 1971 VW pop top Camper from Columbia South Carolina to Texas to Mexico City Mexico to Veracruz, to the Yucatan to Belize, into the war zones of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Honduras again, El Salvador, Mexico City (for 6 more months) then to Los Angeles, all n 1985 in the middle of Ronald Reagan's central American contra wars and civil wars. Twice had machines guns pointed at me. Bathing only in rivers and lakes......I could do that at 20, but not now! I guess an adventure like that would NOT be possible with an EV
 

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Amazing! I want to do a cross-Canada trip and will be very anxious to hear about your experience with Petro-Canada charging stations. They say they have a built a coast-to-coast system.
 

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Today I’m beginning a crazy roadtrip.

I’ll be driving my Taycan Turbo on a lap around the country. Well, technically through two countries. I’m starting in Maine, headed north into Canada, then west to Vancouver, south to San Diego, east to Key West, then north again to Maine.

There will be many stops along the way to visit friends and family. And many more stops for electrons.

If all goes as planned, I’ll cover about 10,000 miles and be on the road for sixweeks.

Follow along... it’s going to be an adventure.
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can you produce a map with your planned charging stations?
 

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Congrats! Sounds like awesome fun. I would suggest letting EA know so you can get some extra support if you need it. Maybe they will even sponsor part of the trip or at least meet you somewhere and get some EA swag or something.

Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great time!
 
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I had a lovely drive from Portland to Coaticook. Hello Canada! Hello Canadian Border guardians who were enamored of the car.

I’m currently hooked up to my first DC Charging station.

The car’s Nav didn’t know about this charging station. I had to find it online, and type in the address by hand.

And now, once again the Nav has forgotten it’s an EV and doesn’t allow me to search for Charging stations. [bug]

Now having troubles authorizing a transfer of funds to an RFID card that should make payments for charging easier. Sigh. Technology.

And the charging station (or the car) hit an error at 25% full and shut off. Had to restart the session.

2nd try... charging fine. At 85%... going to grab lunch.
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Vehicules electriques :)
 

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Long distance EV driving, at this day and age, will require having time, patience and a pioneer spirit. But I kind of look forward to that. People are simply too BUSY these days, perhaps an EV can help relax a bit as you have to adopt that mindset :)
 

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