P​orsche Taycan Turbo range falls short of other EVs at just 201 miles

T​he Taycan's rated range was so bad that Porsche have filed for an independent test

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B​ack in September of 2015 Porsche took the covers off of their latest concept car, the Mission E. It was meant to represent the future of Porsche as a brand, and it was an all-electric super-sedan with performance to match a Ferrari, and a claimed range of over 300 miles.

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H​owever, a few years after the initial unveil of the Mission E Porsche announced that they would be producing a car called the Taycan, one which took heavy inspiration from the Mission E concept. A few weeks ago the Taycan finally went on sale, and there were a few unanimous opinions. Good god is it fast, and hmm the range does seem to drop quite quickly. It was so bad that many journalists reported the car's range dropping by 60% after just about 30-40 minutes of hard driving.

A​nd it seems that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) seems to agree. Because earlier today they released their official rated range for the Porsche Taycan Turbo. The car was rated at just 201 miles of range, in comparison the Tesla Model S, a car which is faster, costs significantly less, will go 147 miles more per charge according to the EPA.

N​ot to mention that the Taycan Turbo is quite a bit slower than the top-spec Model S, and it is significantly more expensive. The Taycan Turbo starts at $151,000 while the Model S which has a 0-60 that is 0.6 seconds faster starts at just $100,000 for the top-spec model. Not to mention that the Tesla has the massive Supercharger network at its disposal.

S​o, even as we wait for Porsche's independent testing results to come back, we can make one conclusion. Tesla's Model S beats the Taycan in damn near every measurable way. And although the Taycan does have better build quality, it isn't $50,000 better. Furthermore, if you wanted to buy a Taycan which could rival the 0-60 of the Model S you'd have to pay $85,000 more than the Tesla.

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Comments (15)

  • No words needed

      9 months ago
    • It's a very early prototype??!

        9 months ago
    • 1. It was two cars.

      2. They were heavily modified model S, completely stripped out with only the drivers seat and a roll cage.

      3. Not even the exterior was series production status: modified aerodynamic and much wider wheel arches than...

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        9 months ago
  • I like the Porsche better but even if I could afford one I would pass on it. I’m not there yet. Still a big gas guzzler guy.

      9 months ago
    • agree it is not there, maybe you are not either but neither am I for the Porsche. I jumped in a few years ago with a volt. I love the theory but in practice they all fall down due to limited range.

      Porsche price is silly stupid and Tesla is not much...

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        9 months ago
    • Spoke with a Porsche Dealer in Toronto yesterday and the sales person mentioned that they supposedly have Taycan pre orders worth of over 2 years.

        9 months ago
  • Weeeeell, what could it possibly be? I guess it's really hard to imagine in what way it could possibly be slower..

      9 months ago
  • That's not gone well...

      9 months ago
  • nothing to do with porsche, more to do with shit battery development. Tesla under hard driving would have the same outcome or could be worst, stranded in nurburgring. Conclusion, hybrid is still the way to go for now, if you consider yourself "hard drivers". By the way, since when EPA and hard driving belong in the same article?

      9 months ago
    • "Tesla under hard driving would have the same outcome or could be worse" - why??

        9 months ago
    • all kinds of ev would not be efficient, if driven fast and furious style, and with EPA doing it, sounds like a troll. look at what happened on nurburgring and we are talking about "efficiency under hard driving" let that sink in.

        9 months ago
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