Porsche Taycan Turbo range falls short of other EVs at just 201 miles
The Taycan's rated range was so bad that Porsche have filed for an independent test
Back 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.
However, 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.
And 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.
Not 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.
So, 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.