- Sep 25, 2020
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- Cayenne E-Hybrid, Taycan CT4
I totally get it, and have logged enough miles in a Taycan to understand the disparate range potential you can get from the car. I hope people will not take the 251 range achieved by Kyle as gospel - the car hit that distance for one specifically designed test. I may be different than most, but I prefer to take my Taycan on my road trips, while using my e-Hybrid Cayenne to drive around town. Less chances for some idiot texting hitting me!
And, I agree on the EV that goes 400 miles in fast highway conditions. The less stops at unreliable Electrify America chargers the better.
Absolutely, there's just so much variability. 19" wheels vs. 20" vs. 21". This alone could be a 5 or 10% range difference. Power charge cover might matter. How hard to do you drive it? What driving mode is it in? Are you blasting the AC? Is it 100 degree outside or freezing?
I think Taycan EPA estimates, sort of like their 0-60 times, are worst case scenarios in the shittiest conditions. It basically speaks for itself in other manufacturer range tests that nearly all of them, but especially Tesla typically fall well short of their rated range, and Porsche blows past theirs by 20% or more. I never once hit the rated range in either of my Tesla's. My wifes Model X with the 22" rims rated for 260 miles was lucky to get 200 on the freeway.
What these videos really show me is if you drive it conservatively with the intent to get some range out of it, you will without much effort. Unfortunately, the car is just way too fun to drive, so to hell with conservative driving.