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Excellent report! Thanks

I am curious about how you did the measuring every 2 minutes. Did you set up a camera to record the dashboard and then entered it later, or did you do it manually and record it as it happened (like in verbal notes or something)? I may try to do something similar.

Also, 19C? Are you a polar bear? ;)
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Excellent report! Thanks

I am curious about how you did the measuring every 2 minutes. Did you set up a camera to record the dashboard and then entered it later, or did you do it manually and record it as it happened (like in verbal notes or something)? I may try to do something similar.

Also, 19C? Are you a polar bear? ;)
He lives in Canada, so yes.
 

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I am curious about how you did the measuring every 2 minutes. Did you set up a camera to record the ...
Using timelaps feature? Gopro set to 60 sec and then in the video, read out every second frame...
 
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Excellent report! Thanks

I am curious about how you did the measuring every 2 minutes. Did you set up a camera to record the dashboard and then entered it later, or did you do it manually and record it as it happened (like in verbal notes or something)? I may try to do something similar.

Also, 19C? Are you a polar bear? ;)
Yes, stick a GoPro to the steering wheel and record the dash every 2 minutes using the timelapse function. Then enter the data into excel and clean it up. Then import into R ggplot2 graphics package for display. You could use the excel plotting functions but R is much more powerful. If you use a GoPro you will need a supplemental power pack. The really interesting part comes when you plot it it all together. The goal from the start is to produce a range vs temperature plot for the Taycan. With that you can do a bunch of other stuff.

I was comfortable at the 19C/66.2F in shorts and given the outside temps. When the temps move up, I will move the cabin temp up also.
 

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I am curious if fast starts affect mileage in any significant measure? I suspect they do NOT.
For example, doing a full launch and getting the car up to 70mph and driving for 20 miles.
I'm guessing the drag of driving at 70mph basically overrides any slight extra heat that a full launch does. With an EV there are no pumping losses, internal engine friction increase, no turbo(sorry owners of Taycan turbo/turbo 3...), no exhaust loss, etc.

Porsche should program the car to give us full HP/Torque anytime we floor it, not just in launch mode. Honestly I would not even use that feature very often, but we have all bought over powered cars for mild usage ;). It is silly that doing freeway passing we don't have full power available for short bursts. This is a sports car after all!
 
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I am curious if fast starts affect mileage in any significant measure? I suspect they do NOT.
For example, doing a full launch and getting the car up to 70mph and driving for 20 miles.
I'm guessing the drag of driving at 70mph basically overrides any slight extra heat that a full launch does. With an EV there are no pumping losses, internal engine friction increase, no turbo(sorry owners of Taycan turbo/turbo 3...), no exhaust loss, etc.

Porsche should program the car to give us full HP/Torque anytime we floor it, not just in launch mode. Honestly I would not even use that feature very often, but we have all bought over powered cars for mild usage ;). It is silly that doing freeway passing we don't have full power available for short bursts. This is a sports car after all!
Yes, fast starts can affect range significantly. To get fast starts you need to dump a lot of electrons very quickly into the motors. The battery only has so many electrons to go around.
 

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I am curious if fast starts affect mileage in any significant measure? I suspect they do NOT.
For example, doing a full launch and getting the car up to 70mph and driving for 20 miles.
I'm guessing the drag of driving at 70mph basically overrides any slight extra heat that a full launch does. With an EV there are no pumping losses, internal engine friction increase, no turbo(sorry owners of Taycan turbo/turbo 3...), no exhaust loss, etc.

Porsche should program the car to give us full HP/Torque anytime we floor it, not just in launch mode. Honestly I would not even use that feature very often, but we have all bought over powered cars for mild usage ;). It is silly that doing freeway passing we don't have full power available for short bursts. This is a sports car after all!
the fast starts will impact range, it takes energy to launch the car from a stop, cruising along at 70 will deliver the best balance of range/speed. of you get there fast by driving 80+ you will lose the time gained going fast to a longer charge stop. the car has plenty of pull at speed.
 
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