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  1. Ron R

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    If you really believe that the "undisputed expert in EVs" engineers a better vehicle then Porsche, you're probably better off with a Tesla. Lets see whose vehicles turn out to be more reliable. I'm betting it will be a company with 70 years of endurance racing heritage.

    I can't imagine Porsche will have any trouble selling all the Taycans they make. IMO, the final product looks incredible!
     
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    Another thing:
    You can't seem to deselect the charger option.
    Funny when you deselect the mobile charger, you have to change car color AND take the more expensive one!
    That's ridiculous!
    I don't want a charger at all!
     
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    Agree completely
     
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    Truth
     
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    But up to 150 will not get 270 in any situation:) So this option really needs clarification
     
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    Completely agreed. For 1k you can get very good l2 charger for home
     
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    If you think Tesla is anything but the undisputed expert in EVs, please don't buy an EV.

    I would never buy a Tesla as I agree that Teslas are not very good vehicles and I really just don't like Tesla. But they are worlds ahead of Porsche in EVs and Porsche is only making an EV because of Tesla.

    I never realistically expected Porsche to hit the Tesla benchmarks for batteries or tech. But I did expect them to be in the ballpark with an overall much better vehicle. The reality, based on the official Taycan release, is horrible range & tech numbers. The WTLP number is less than an iPace and over 100 miles less than a Model S. It's staggering. The reality of the Taycan is it's a city only car. Wait until you see the real-world numbers when magazines & bloggers get test vehicles, it's not going to be pretty.

    Personally, I enjoy taking my Porsche on long trips and windy mountain roads. You won't be doing that with a Taycan without dramatically sweating the range and massive inconvenience. Porsche really dropped the ball, IMO.
     
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    sorry (not sorry) for the dumb question.
    where do i find the range stats on these 2 car c options?
    How far will they go until a recharge is needed?
     
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    As best as I can tell, if you do not get the optional 150 kW DC Charger and you charge from a typical <400 volt DCFC, you will get a similar charging rate as a Chevy Bolt which is around 50kW.
    You will only get the 250kW when charging at a 800 volt DCFC.
     
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    I read through your post and find the only thing we agree on is enjoying driving our Porsches. IMO, the tech numbers are fantastic and I personally don't have a problem with the range. Time will tell whether perspective owners will agree with my view or yours.
     
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    The color options suck. When I put down deposit thought that I would be going with the Taycan 4S. Looks like only Turbo and Turbo S will be the ones available first. Porsche USA website has crashed. They could not even get their audio to work during the Taycan world debut live video. Not getting good feelings about this car. Wonder if they will let you apply deposit towards a Panamera.
     
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    I placed my deposit on the Taycan last year and have actively been a part of three forums with a Taycan presence for almost a year. Watched the unveil this morning and have to say I am greatly dissapointed. Porsche let their marketing department get way ahead of their engineering. Mileage very low compared to battery size and really over the top prices so far. Porsche is trying to protect their ICE vehicles with these prices and It is hard to believe 150k doesn’t even include a stereo system or cruise control etc, etc. Maybe the lower end versions of the Taycan to come will be a better buy but at this point I am out. I need something here in Texas that has better mileage than a Chevy Bolt...... smile.gif
     
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    Exactly:
    "Optional On-Board DC Charger to increase maximum charging capacity when charging at public 400V direct current charging stations. By increasing the charging capacity to 150kW, the charging time is decreased."
     

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