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So 2 days, 2 trips, 2 observations, one huge smile.

I did a little bit of arithmetic today, and went to an old file I kept on the model S P85D consumptions according to temperature. I frequently make a round trip of ~180 miles, and I was very concerned when EPA anounced the infamous 203 miles range. Details:

I always drive around 73-74 mph on spedometer. The road is fairly straight, but has mild ups/downs constantly.. I will use for now Wh/mile so it makes easy comparison with Tesla data.

Day 1: 116 miles, average 332 Wh/mile, start at 100%, end at 60%. This is

Day 2: 182 miles, average 315 Wh/mile, start at 98%, end at 35%. This is range mode at 73 mph (3/4 through the trip I had 295 Wh/mi, but then my wife took the wheel and did 80s and sprints for a while).

When I plot the Taycan on the same graph as P85D you can see consumption at this temperature is identical (with potential for being better if you stay only in range mode) (see graph below).

Estimated total battery size (something must be a little off with the first calculation): 96.2 kWh and 91.2 kWh

Estimated total range under similar conditions: 290 mi and 290 mi. If I don't let my wife drive, then 309 miles - but then I have to sleep in the garage.

The best estimated range I had in the P85D was 241 miles. Considering the battery was only 75 kWh available in that model and consumption is the same, of course the Taycan goes farther.

Ride is much more quiet than any Tesla's I had or the Merc E coupe.

So overall, happy camper here

I did a little bit of arithmetic today, and went to an old file I kept on the model S P85D consumptions according to temperature. I frequently make a round trip of ~180 miles, and I was very concerned when EPA anounced the infamous 203 miles range. Details:

I always drive around 73-74 mph on spedometer. The road is fairly straight, but has mild ups/downs constantly.. I will use for now Wh/mile so it makes easy comparison with Tesla data.

Day 1: 116 miles, average 332 Wh/mile, start at 100%, end at 60%. This is

__normal__mode (I could not figure out how to increase the speed on Range mode and could not drive 70....).Day 2: 182 miles, average 315 Wh/mile, start at 98%, end at 35%. This is range mode at 73 mph (3/4 through the trip I had 295 Wh/mi, but then my wife took the wheel and did 80s and sprints for a while).

When I plot the Taycan on the same graph as P85D you can see consumption at this temperature is identical (with potential for being better if you stay only in range mode) (see graph below).

Estimated total battery size (something must be a little off with the first calculation): 96.2 kWh and 91.2 kWh

Estimated total range under similar conditions: 290 mi and 290 mi. If I don't let my wife drive, then 309 miles - but then I have to sleep in the garage.

The best estimated range I had in the P85D was 241 miles. Considering the battery was only 75 kWh available in that model and consumption is the same, of course the Taycan goes farther.

Ride is much more quiet than any Tesla's I had or the Merc E coupe.

So overall, happy camper here

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