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Here in the Houston,Texas area on the Gulf Coast air conditioning is a must 9 months of the year. Are there any charts showing highway mileage per charge with and without the AC on or percentage of drain on the batteries? Thanks....
 

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Interesting question. We don't technically know what the Taycan's official range is yet, so anything would be a guess at this point. I did some digging and found some info from Tesla on this.

Basically it looks like the AC impacts range by about 13 miles until you get over 100 degrees and then the impact is more severe.

Just be gad you don't have to deal with the cold... that's the real killer of range.

At 70 MPH in a Model S75:
With the A/C Off
Temp Range
70 241
90 244
110 253

With the A/C On:
Temp Range
70 228
90 230
110 216
 

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Those figures are not as bad as I thought they would affect mileage. Then again heating inside a electric car may be even more of a battery drain. Heating, cooling and a bad ass stereo are battery drainage considerations. Luckily the newer LED headlights being produced do not pull as much power as the older headlights that create wasteful heat. Thanks....
 

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You are right. The heating inside an electric car maybe even more of a battery drain. I met with this problem often. Indeed, here the weather is too hot, and air conditioning is just salvation for drivers. Our state is so hot that you can't be outside. In our house, air conditioners are installed in all rooms, and they work around the clock. Due to such frequent operation of air conditioners, they break often, and we have to repair them and change filters regularly. I even found a service https://www.airconservicing.org/why-choose-us/ who became our constant assistant in this matter.
 

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Those figures are not as bad as I thought they would affect mileage. Then again heating inside a electric car may be even more of a battery drain. Heating, cooling and a bad ass stereo are battery drainage considerations. Luckily the newer LED headlights being produced do not pull as much power as the older headlights that create wasteful heat. Thanks....
using the AC in the car causes little extra drain on the battery. it's usage while not moving would be more concerning. using your radio/infotainment/pcm also uses minimal amounts of power.
both the AC and PCM systems are necessary, you really do not want to run the car without either.
the biggest hit on range is during the cold times of the year, the battery is less efficient then and if using the cabin heater full time you could see up to a 30% drop in range. what I do when it gets cold out is to run the cabin heater for some time to get the chill out of the cabin then I shut it down and rely on the seat heaters to remain comfortable.
 

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using the AC in the car causes little extra drain on the battery. it's usage while not moving would be more concerning. using your radio/infotainment/pcm also uses minimal amounts of power.
both the AC and PCM systems are necessary, you really do not want to run the car without either.
the biggest hit on range is during the cold times of the year, the battery is less efficient then and if using the cabin heater full time you could see up to a 30% drop in range. what I do when it gets cold out is to run the cabin heater for some time to get the chill out of the cabin then I shut it down and rely on the seat heaters to remain comfortable.
Great suggestion. Thanks for sharing. I see you live in Florida. Does the cold ever become an issue for you. I lived in West Palm Beach and then Boynton Beach for 12 years. Don't remember it ever getting too cold. Here in Atlanta it usually stays between 35 and 55 degrees in the winter months. Will be interesting to see how that effects my range.
 

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Great suggestion. Thanks for sharing. I see you live in Florida. Does the cold ever become an issue for you. I lived in West Palm Beach and then Boynton Beach for 12 years. Don't remember it ever getting too cold. Here in Atlanta it usually stays between 35 and 55 degrees in the winter months. Will be interesting to see how that effects my range.
Here in upstate NY, I can turn off the A/C and get 305 miles out of a 100% charge.
 

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Great suggestion. Thanks for sharing. I see you live in Florida. Does the cold ever become an issue for you. I lived in West Palm Beach and then Boynton Beach for 12 years. Don't remember it ever getting too cold. Here in Atlanta it usually stays between 35 and 55 degrees in the winter months. Will be interesting to see how that effects my range.
the winters here in N fla are similar to atlanta, excepting we never get snow or icy conditions. it does get into the 30's here but it doesn't last long. some winter days it might get much warmer than the 50's and for me the range hits are irrelevant.
my cold weather experiences are from being in colorado for a few winter months with a tesla that I had to park out of doors. I ran a 110 line from the unit to the car to help keep it warm. I do not know if that would be needed with the taycan. the car took 10 to 15 minutes to warm up to proper driving temps.
 

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the winters here in N fla are similar to atlanta, excepting we never get snow or icy conditions. it does get into the 30's here but it doesn't last long. some winter days it might get much warmer than the 50's and for me the range hits are irrelevant.
my cold weather experiences are from being in colorado for a few winter months with a tesla that I had to park out of doors. I ran a 110 line from the unit to the car to help keep it warm. I do not know if that would be needed with the taycan. the car took 10 to 15 minutes to warm up to proper driving temps.
I have used my Taycan in upstate NY since last September, with no heating/cooling problems...it is ready when I am.
 

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the winters here in N fla are similar to atlanta, excepting we never get snow or icy conditions. it does get into the 30's here but it doesn't last long. some winter days it might get much warmer than the 50's and for me the range hits are irrelevant.
my cold weather experiences are from being in colorado for a few winter months with a tesla that I had to park out of doors. I ran a 110 line from the unit to the car to help keep it warm. I do not know if that would be needed with the taycan. the car took 10 to 15 minutes to warm up to proper driving temps.
Did not realize you are in North Florida.
 
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