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The Taycan will be powered by high voltage lithium ion batteries. This 800 volt battery pack has been designed specifically for high performance but that hasn't impacted its overall range estimates. Porsche has also said that it will only take around 15 minutes on a rapid charger to gather enough energy to cover 248 miles.
 

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It looks like a lot of upcoming premium EV's will be delivering a rapid charge time of around 15 minutes. I've seen this on the Rapid E as well as Audi's E-Tron. Let's just hope that these new stations and packs don't result in worse battery degradation.
 

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The 15 minute charge is usually only to 80% capacity and that's because the last 20% is throttled down in an effort to preserve battery life. There are plenty of long term EV owners who have charged their vehicles for years without serious hits to range.
 

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Important to note that this is with an 800 volt system which compared to EV's like Tesla's that get around 500 can provide a good benchmark, especially if you're familiar with them from experience.
 

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Aston Martin will be using the same battery pack with their upcoming Rapid E, so this could be the configuration that all future premium electrics will be heading in. One thing that Porsche has yet to prove will be how well the battery sustains its 100% capacity.
 

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I don't expect to see any major drop offs for at least the first few years of ownership. Considering there are still plenty of people driving around in the first generation Leaf, the technology is obviously dependable on a long term.
 

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A lot of that will come down to owner use though. Constant quick charging and running the battery too low or too high can all cause degradation of the battery pack. Luckily most home charging stations can be set on schedules/charge limits.
 

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If car makers don't keep up enough with all the tech and management systems to keep batteries running right, it might create space for aftermarket to do something.
 
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