- Photo credits Auto Motor Sport

A Porsche Taycan almost covers 1,900 mi in just 24 hours

The German sedan sets a new world record

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Travelling long distances in a short period of time is a relatively complex task for an electric car as it is necessary to plan several stops for recharging. These stops can be particularly time-consuming depending on the vehicle and the infrastructure used.

It is therefore interesting to see which car can cover the greatest distance with the most suitable charging stations. The team from the German magazine Auto Motor Sport gives us some answers with the Porsche Taycan. The latter has just beaten the world record previously set by the Tesla Model 3.

In its basic rear-wheel drive version, the German car covered a distance of 3,036 km (1,886 mi) in 24 hours, surpassing the American car with its 2,781 km (1,728 mi). The weather conditions during the attempt were far from ideal, with an average temperature of 11°C (52°F) and sometimes heavy rain.

The use of heating and, above all, demisting was therefore necessary to continue the test in peace. The average electricity consumption was 39.4 kWh/100 km (1.59 mi/kWh) and the average speed was around 127 kph (79 mph). 30 charging stops were necessary and the car recharged for 4 hours and 48 minutes.

Photo credits Auto Motor Sport

Photo credits Auto Motor Sport

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Comments (8)

  • That's pretty good, but that average speed is not possible outside of a German autobahn. Not very real worldly then. Tight B-roads and slow traffic were probably absent in that trip. Mind you, those would hinder any IC car as well.

      1 month ago
  • Still no comparison against an ice car with a few minutes to fill the tank and then in some diesels 600-800 before having to fill up again.

    They’re never going to be able to win a cannonball run against an ice.

      1 month ago
  • 30 charging stops in 24 hours? Average speed 79mph? So that’s a range between charges of about 70 miles? Something’s not right about these numbers.

      1 month ago
    • 4h48 of charging in total so each stop lasts in average 9 min.

        1 month ago
  • 9 min stops 30 times, I suppose good to see that this is possible. RWD version is the most long range option from the bunch it seems...*

      1 month ago
  • Well there goes the argument that you can't travel far with an EV...

      1 month ago
    • 30 stops though, my golf would do the same distance with 5 or 6 stops.

        1 month ago
    • 30 stops because they charge a small percentage each time.

        1 month ago
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