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I have had a deposit on a Taycan since 1/5/19 and can't wait to drive it. But the more I read about what the Taycan will do and not do, the more I am becoming disappointed. I now drive a Tesla and was looking for the next level of EV and I thought this would be it. I have a 2013 Tesla Model S P85 and have been driving it to work everyday (50 miles RT) in traffic and highway; I now have 71,000 miles. Other than the instant torque, the best thing about this car is the regenerative breaking (one foot driving), especially in traffic, it is the best. But now it seems that the Taycan will have only some regenerative breaking (somewhere around the lowest setting in the Tesla, which I never use). Speak to anyone who has driven a Tesla and they all say that the regenerative breaking is the one thing they love - so that is one disappointment. The second is the range. From what I have read recently, it seems like the range will be closer to 200 miles than the 300 miles Porsche originally claimed. In an article by Car and Driver, they said that the fully charged (Turbo - top line) model was 232 miles. That is a 90% charge in my 2013 model S; now Tesla's go well beyond 300 miles - a second disappointment. Porsche claims that they have engineered the Taycan to do over 30 back to back launches with no decrease in performance. I wish they had spent some of that engineering time to increase range and include regenerative breaking, since 99.99% us contemplating buying this car will not be doing back to back launches, just normal driving in traffic. My complaint here is based mostly on hearsay, I hope I am wrong when the Taycan comes out next month and fully tested.
 

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I have always been a Porsche fanatic, love the designs and performance. Having said that I am also waiting for some more concise figures on Taycan range before I make any final decision. 200 miles is a no go for me. Here in Texas where I normally drive that range is beyond impractical.
P.S.- Someone posted a article stating that Porsche decided that “coasting” rather than regenerative braking was more efficient in total mileage. I have also read that regenerative charging during deceleration/braking only averages 5%-6% back to the batteries so that may just be a psychological bonus rather than realistic gains.
 
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