The Porsche Taycan Is The Least Efficient EV

A look into why the German automaker's flagship EV falls short on range.

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo has the lowest MPGe rating of all current 2019 and 2020 model year electric cars in the United States according to the EPA. For gasoline supercars, efficiency doesn't really matter, and fuel economy is often pitiful. However, with today's current battery technology, electric car efficiency is extremely important regardless if it's an economy car or a supercar.

Porsche enthusiasts may not be worried about the energy bills or even the 201 mile range of their brand new electric car, but there are metrics about inefficiency that are hard to ignore for any enthusiast. This video will also compare the Porsche Taycan's battery strategy to the Tesla Model S. Differences in battery strategy also lead to differences in brake pedal, accelerator pedal, and regenerative braking strategies between the two cars, which will be discussed in the video.

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Comments (39)

  • Nobody has ever bought a Porsche for its fuel efficiency!

      8 months ago
  • So conclusion: Taycan is driver's toy and Tesla is just a toy?

      8 months ago
    • Not quite. The Tesla can fit you and your family while you overtake this pimped up piece of Porsche nonsense and keep on going all the way to your destination, as the toy car's battery goes flat. Essentially Porsche has dressed rather old tech...

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        8 months ago
    • You are 100% correct , that yellow Tesla extender from photo has a lot of room inside and outside and really can be charge in few minutes for 1000 km range ...

        8 months ago
  • This is excellent. I sometimes wonder if Porsche is hamstrung by a desire to make an EV feel like an IC car (re what you were saying about regen); it’s like Ferrari trying to make its turbo V8 feel like a NA one. The customers may be holding them back.

      8 months ago
    • WRONG.the Taycan is Porsche plain and simple. An excellent driving machine despite the hand ringing about drivable miles. Feels like a Porsche, drives like a Porsche, meets or exceeds the expectations of the Porsche name. It's the EV that...

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        8 months ago
    • Precisely. It has to ‘feel like a Porsche’, but maybe it should be a different feeling in the EV era.

        8 months ago
  • USA should be incredibly proud of its engineering. The Porsche costs 50% more than the Tesla, yet has 50% less range and no better performance. Amazing head start for the US in the most important technological change since we swapped horses for ICE.

    And why “turbo”? What’s turbo got to do with it? Ford didn’t badge its Model T the “fart” to recall the old technology being phased out!

      8 months ago
    • The tesla has no heritage, worse performance, shit quality, and an ugly design. As for the name, please, stop complaining, there's no issue with it. The C63 AMG doesnt have a 6.3 litre V8 anymore yet I dont see you complaining about that.

        8 months ago
    • C63 can mean anything it has no definition outside of AMG. The word “Turbo” has a definite meaning in the engineering word which is “of or powered by a turbine”. The word “turbo” reflects this meaning. It would be like calling a new sports car...

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        8 months ago
  • Well, originally it was 280+ but then the epa is like oh shit this ain’t right we gonna fuck wit these Porsche ppl

      8 months ago
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