The 201 mile range for the Taycan is not good. 201 miles is for a fully charged battery, something you cannot do every day if you don't wish to damage your battery. So, the 90% daily charge that is recommended (at least for Tesla batteries) takes you down to 181 miles. In winter, you loose up to 20% of efficiency which takes you down to about 145 miles.
I have a 2013 Tesla Model S P85, which was top of the line in those days, with a range of 256 miles. My daily charge at 90% is 230 miles. Even with 230 miles I had range anxiety on some longer trips, especially in the winter. I was looking forward to the Taycan; I have one of the first deposits on the car, but with these range figures, it may be fun to drive but you don't have the range flexibility you would want with a car like this. This is especially true now when the charging network is still limited. Porsche has forced me to buy the new Performance Tesla for now and wait until Porsche gets its act together and solve this problem.
Well there is no mincing words on this one.. ex-tesla owner myself ( MS 85d/100d) & prior to that a Porsche owner since age 16. Was looking forward to the Taycan as well and was going to give the car an minimum allowance of 220mi on a 100% SoC for the Taycan Turbo S trim line that I am on the books for at my dealer for the June 2020 build cycle.
I am hoping that Porsche will do something with the range by then. If not, I will forgo on the Turbo S Sedan and wait for the Cross Turismo. In the meantime I have reservations in addition to Taycan with Rivian R1T/R1S and on the waitlist for the Benz EQC/EQS, BMW i4/iNEXT & VW ID Space Vizzion/ID Buzz.
Either way.. Porsche fanboi here so there will be a Porsche in my Garage one way or another. I think Porsche owes us deposit holders a road map on its battery R&D for the Taycan so we have an understanding on where Porsche will take its battery tech & how that will translate to early adopters of the Taycan. I had an opportunity with my dealer to secure a allocation position for a Taycan Turbo 3weeks ago, I didnt take it due to EPA range info & a few other data points that were missing.
Overall, I agree with you that the range is a let down and not enough for my own needs. Price vs. Range benefit, regardless of the Porsche brand is just not feasible imo. So, I am gonna wait a bit longer and hope the lack of range will be sorted as an Audi e-tron 55 Quattro looks a lot better today than it did yesterday.