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Porsche will be introduction a lot of new technologies that have yet to be placed in a production EV. Their in house 800 volt system will yield some incredible specs in terms of its ability to rapid charge. According to the company when hooked up to one of their supercharging systems for less than 20 minutes you can add approximately 250 miles of range. For smaller bursts that translates to roughly 62 miles in a mere 4 minutes. https://www.carscoops.com/2018/11/four-minute-charge-will-give-porsche-taycan-100-km-range/
 

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These numbers exceed even what Tesla has been able to achieve with their supercharging network. We don't yet know however what coverage will be like for Porsche branded chargers, though I know they've said they will be placing them at various dealerships.
 

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With the rate at which rapid charging is increasing in these premium EV's, its probably only going to be a couple of years before we see times similar to that of a fuel up. Once this is the case I'm sure that we will see a big shift in the number of electrics joining the roads.
 

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Price is also still a big factor and we starting to see more entry level models encroaching upon the $30k bracket. I think whats different for models like the Taycan is the fact that they can actually be viable as your sole vehicle, rather than secondary which if often the case with EV's.
 

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Too bad Porsche as a low point at which they can't go with pricing, but we can see some of that picked up by other brands in VW group like Audi which I would consider.
 

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There are a good number of people who already use their EV as their primary method of transport, but that's far more common in regions with warmer climates, and those who have shorter daily commutes. For inner city driving they are incredibly practical.
 

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A lot of it has to do with lifestyle because as it stands, buying EV's now is more to due with jumping on new tech than to see actual savings.
With that comes higher incomes, etc. I know a lot of people that have $50-100k cars that take Uber/Lyft often.
 

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Uber has been losing a fair bit of money over the past few quarters and that's what we've seen them expand into the food delivery business. Inevitable all of this ride hailing will be with autonomous vehicles, so they'll need to radically shift their business strategy.
 

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Uber has been losing a fair bit of money over the past few quarters and that's what we've seen them expand into the food delivery business. Inevitable all of this ride hailing will be with autonomous vehicles, so they'll need to radically shift their business strategy.
Amazon's drone delivery program should play into that as well and quite possibly work in collaboration with those autonomous vehicles.
 

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I just don't know if drone delivery services will ever be viable in downtown cores. Sure it would be faster, but there must be some implications in terms of safety with these large metal robots flying over head.
 

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I just don't know if drone delivery services will ever be viable in downtown cores. Sure it would be faster, but there must be some implications in terms of safety with these large metal robots flying over head.
It will all have to work as one and ultimately depend the charging setups that brands like Mercedes and other organizations setup. Drones will be subject to their own defined airspace.
 
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