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Porsche says that the Taycan will be capable of more than 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a single charge. If this ends up being true then it will be a new class leading EV. There are an estimate 21 test vehicles currently out on the roads, which have managed to rack up around 40,000km so far.
 

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Range isn't going to be much of an issue when you're able to charge up in 15 minutes. And Porsche seems to be dedicated to rolling out a substantial charging network specifically for the Taycan.
 

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I think anything over 250 miles should be exempt from any range anxiety issues. This is one of the largest battery packs we've seen placed in an EV, so lets just hope that Porsche has taken the necessary precautions to maximize its lifespan.
 

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The real test will be with successive quick charging, as that's been one of the largest factors of battery degradation on other EV's. The new supercharger network that Porsche is developing is even more powerful that what Tesla is currently using.
 

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If we look at what the deterioration is on say a Tesla, there is only a couple percent loss in range in the first year or two and then it very much levels yet for several years after that. In the same ways that small batteries for electronics have improved, we are seeing the same advancements in the auto industry.
 

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Going forward I doubt that any new EV will deliver less than 250 miles. Early gen models like the Leaf, helped to bring the technology to the masses, but the benchmarks have risen significantly over the past year or so.
 

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Going forward I doubt that any new EV will deliver less than 250 miles. Early gen models like the Leaf, helped to bring the technology to the masses, but the benchmarks have risen significantly over the past year or so.
I think its reasonable to expect the cheapest and most affordable EV's to produce within that range, the types that would also qualify for car sharing programs as entry-level tier. I'm not yet convinced that car makers have much motive to push harder on the cheapest of the bunch but VW suggest that might not be the case with their I.D.
 

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We are already seeing these kinds of figures from newer EV's from Kia and Hyundai with the Niro and Kona. The upcoming long range Leaf is also seeing a nice bump in range, but its going to be a few grand more than the base model.
 

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I feel those Korean brands still have some proving to do, rather place my bets on the likes of Toyota and Honda...but definitely not Nissan. Both those former brands are taking their time for a reason.
 

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It can be argued that Nissan started the whole transition to EV's, but they have quickly fallen behind new contenders. Neither Toyota or Honda have shown all that much interest in fully electrics, though I have seen some spy shots of the upcoming Urban EV. Looks kinda cool.
 

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Although not an EV, I think Toyota had a big hand in it by way of the Prius. It was the first green car people actually had confidence in owning. That really got the ball rolling.
 
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