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Just looking at a lot of feedback about the Taycan's range of 201 miles and while I admit I'd like to see more, I'm curious who this doesn't really work for.

My commute is 40 miles each way. Pretty substantial. I have to think most folks are driving more like 20 miles each way... or less.

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Mine's about 30 miles or so, but there's a lot of congestion on the way in which makes things even worse. 201 miles should cover that easily but for all the R&D Porsche is capable of they should've been able to get more range than this.
 

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I was hoping for more benefit/payoff from Porsche/Rimac partnership. As for commute.. 17mi 1-way for me, however has hoping to get down to Portland and up to Vancouver BC on at least 1 full charge. Looks like i will need to stop 1 on the way down/up and again 1x at city Porsche dealer for a charge just to cruise around town.
 

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Autoweek posted this article that talks about how people shouldn't freak out about the 201 range because the average US commute is 16 miles. I'm still upset about the range but it is interesting.

The Environmental Protection Agency released its numbers for Porsche’s Taycan Turbo EV, saying it has a 201-mile range and gets 69 MPGe. The internet is jammed with stories about the EPA’s findings, many saying the numbers are “terrible,” “disappointing,” and that the company is in “damage control.”

I don’t get the outrage, but that’s just me. If you know the range is 201 miles going in, you plan accordingly. Same as your internal combustion car: You know you get 20 mpg, you plan accordingly. Besides, the average U.S. commute is 16 miles, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration says we average 13,476 miles a year, or 37 miles a day.

Porsche isn’t thrilled with the EPA’s numbers and hired testing agency AMCI to test the Taycan. AMCI got 275 miles of range combined.

The EPA and AMCI tested the Taycan Turbo. It gets 670 hp out of its 93.6-kWh battery pack and front- and rear-mounted electric motors. Whatever the real range is, the more powerful Turbo S will probably be a little less and the just-introduced, less powerful 4S will probably be a bit more—just like a gazillion gas-powered cars.

I don’t think customers will care either. I’m guessing Taycan customers have a few other cars to choose from in their fleet, and as the number of charging stations continues to increase, range is going to become even less of an issue.

So other than the notion that the internet always prompts outrage regardless of the topic, as I said, I don’t get all the, er, anxiety.
 

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Autoweek posted this article that talks about how people shouldn't freak out about the 201 range because the average US commute is 16 miles. I'm still upset about the range but it is interesting.
Well, i think its ok to be upset about the Taycan EPA range as a deposit holder.. I am as well yet maintain my deposit for a Tacyan with the hopes Porsche will sort this out at a later date and update Taycan owners accordingly. Porsche should be in damage control due to EPA range. Any Porsche Taycan deserves to be driven the way a Porsche should be driven and although Electrify America network being spaced out every 70-120mi apart, I will be forced in running my Taycan in Range Mode to barely, perhaps not, make into Portland OR from Seattle with is 198mi on a 201mi range.That to me is a kinda nuts in a ~$190k Taycan Turbo and definitely in a ~$200k Turbo S
 

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Well, i think its ok to be upset about the Taycan EPA range as a deposit holder.. I am as well yet maintain my deposit for a Tacyan with the hopes Porsche will sort this out at a later date and update Taycan owners accordingly. Porsche should be in damage control due to EPA range. Any Porsche Taycan deserves to be driven the way a Porsche should be driven and although Electrify America network being spaced out every 70-120mi apart, I will be forced in running my Taycan in Range Mode to barely, perhaps not, make into Portland OR from Seattle with is 198mi on a 201mi range.That to me is a kinda nuts in a ~$190k Taycan Turbo and definitely in a ~$200k Turbo S
I think it's more than reasonable to be upset about the range, especially since it was promoted for so long with a 300 mile range. Porsche is definitely doing damage control, especially with those test results they released immediately after the EPA numbers came out. They had those numbers in their back pocket ready to go. A $200,000 Taycan with 201 miles of range averages out to $1000 a mile :oops:.
 

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I think it's more than reasonable to be upset about the range, especially since it was promoted for so long with a 300 mile range. Porsche is definitely doing damage control, especially with those test results they released immediately after the EPA numbers came out. They had those numbers in their back pocket ready to go. A $200,000 Taycan with 201 miles of range averages out to $1000 a mile :oops:.
Well, i remain on waitlist/deposit for the Taycan. Porsche should be in damage control. I will wait until Jun 2020 build cycle to execute on a Turbo or Turbo S as there will be more options available for the car itself. I am hoping range will improve accordingly by then. If it doesnt i just might forgo on the sedan and wait for the Cross Turismo. Porsche needs to step it up.
 

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Well, i remain on waitlist/deposit for the Taycan. Porsche should be in damage control. I will wait until Jun 2020 build cycle to execute on a Turbo or Turbo S as there will be more options available for the car itself. I am hoping range will improve accordingly by then. If it doesnt i just might forgo on the sedan and wait for the Cross Turismo. Porsche needs to step it up.
For everyone's sake I hope Porsche gets it right with the range too. With the Cross Turismo coming I wonder if its range will be different compared to the others.
 

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For everyone's sake I hope Porsche gets it right with the range too. With the Cross Turismo coming I wonder if its range will be different compared to the others.
here's to hoping. I doubt Porsche will sit back on its battery R&D. Rimac/Porsche partnership should bear for fruit
 

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here's to hoping. I doubt Porsche will sit back on its battery R&D. Rimac/Porsche partnership should bear for fruit
There has to be something in the works with that partnership, maybe it'll help improve range, but at the very least it should lead to some ridiculous power and performance upgrades.
 
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