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A Taycan owner has planned to go on a 10,000-mile road trip around Canada and the United States. Apparently has gone 1/4 through the trip but got stuck in Calgary, Alberta Canada due to charging issues.

Apparently his Taycan would no longer accept fast charging. He thought it was an issue with the level 3 charger he used so he went to a BMW dealer in Calgary that had fast charging and that didn't work. Then he reached a Porsche dealer with only 2%

Believing it was an issue with the Level 3 charger he tried first, Louv drove his Taycan to a BMW dealership in Calgary that also had fast charging. It did not work. So he decided to reach the Porsche dealership in that city, although he could not get there. He managed to arrive, with only 2 percent of charge left.

Thoug based on the last photo it seems that he might be on his way again soon.

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This article got published yesterday about his trip and he gave some pretty good quotes.

Why not take the iconic Trans-Canada Highway across to Vancouver, through Winnipeg and Calgary, and make this a true “Four Corners” trip? What did it matter that this was January, frigid cold, and Canada’s charging station infrastructure was in its infancy?

“What did I learn from driving 11,000 miles around the U.S. in a new electric Porsche? The main thing; you spend a lot of time trying to figure out where the next charging station is. You definitely have to plan ahead; you can’t just drive around looking for one. I loaded maybe half a dozen ‘find-a-charging-station’ apps on to my phone. Even then, so many times on the trip I’d find a station, plug in and it wouldn’t communicate with the car. Or it was just non-functional.” Then there was an issue, Louv discovered, with the Porsche’s software.

“On a bunch of occasions, I’d start in the morning, and it would simply not remember that it was an electric car. The nav screen would be showing me where all the gas stations were. Typically, it would take an hour of driving for it to wake up. If I hadn’t had the apps on my phone, I would have been in trouble,” he explains.


 
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