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  1. dennis

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    Sorry, I guess I was the only one who failed to grasp the context sensitive use of the ‘$’.

    My point was that Tesla has already made recent improvements in Model S in two of the areas you said they needed to address.
     
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    One big issue is US vs Europe. Yes, if you live in Europe the range is more than sufficient. But the US is far, far behind in charging infrastructure and I'd wager typical travel distance & speed is higher for US buyers.

    I think that's where the divide comes in. The specs are fine for Europe but very lackluster in the US. For a US buyer, I was anticipating replacing my Panamera with the Taycan but I use my Panamera as a long range cruiser that's still pretty fun on windy roads; the Taycan doesn't fill that niche given actual range and limited US charging network. It's quite a difference from the marketed 500km range.

    I'd wager the vast majority of Taycan sales will be outside of the US. It might just be a case where US buyers have to wait and hope the sales elsewhere bankroll Porsche to improve the battery tech & US infrastructure.
     
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    I hope the Taycan 4S will have better range than the 330KM the online tool gives my preferred Turbo configuration. We should know October 15.

    3-4 times per year I drive a 1,000 KM trip and my 2015 P80D adds 30% time to that trip compared to ICE (12hrs compared to 9).

    I am hoping the Taycan 4S can somehow at least keep up with this - perhaps through a bigger battery, faster charging or some kind of range mode for these kinds of trips.
     
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    wherein the 8th largest economy in the world, and by far the largest market for Tesla, is mysteriously not a part of the US...
     
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    that article is ridiculous and self refuting. Audi’s explanation for 45% less range is they reserve 12% of the battery capacity for charge longevity... yeah. All the other facts are self reported excuses. Apparently Audi needs a lot more cooling. Well, that’s not a good reason.
     

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