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A test from the team at AutoBlog and with regular driving they get 287 miles of range. Or, more accurately, 209 miles of range with 78 miles remaining.

"The numbers are even better as I make the turn to pass my home the first time. The Taycan’s trip odometer indicates 104.6 miles driven and — get ready for this — 179 remaining. I marvel at the prospect of 284 miles as I begin lap two.

Traffic is slightly worse on the second circuit, especially as commuters start to mix in towards the end. My average speed drops a bit, but the gauge says I’m still pacing about 2-mph faster than my usual average speed on this course.

Lap two is much like the first, with my podcast backlog shrinking all the way. And then it’s over. I roll into my driveway with 209.2 miles on the trip odometer. After two laps of Orange County, the Taycan has surpassed its rated range by 8.2 miles, and it did so with another 78 miles on the range meter. That’s 287.2 miles of projected range, folks, some 43 percent better than the EPA rating."

 

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Is there any way to find out?
 

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A test from the team at AutoBlog and with regular driving they get 287 miles of range. Or, more accurately, 209 miles of range with 78 miles remaining.

"The numbers are even better as I make the turn to pass my home the first time. The Taycan’s trip odometer indicates 104.6 miles driven and — get ready for this — 179 remaining. I marvel at the prospect of 284 miles as I begin lap two.

Traffic is slightly worse on the second circuit, especially as commuters start to mix in towards the end. My average speed drops a bit, but the gauge says I’m still pacing about 2-mph faster than my usual average speed on this course.

Lap two is much like the first, with my podcast backlog shrinking all the way. And then it’s over. I roll into my driveway with 209.2 miles on the trip odometer. After two laps of Orange County, the Taycan has surpassed its rated range by 8.2 miles, and it did so with another 78 miles on the range meter. That’s 287.2 miles of projected range, folks, some 43 percent better than the EPA rating."

I agree the EPA is screwy.
 

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This article is in line with many other tests of the Taycan's range. The reviewer tested the car in Range mode. The EPA conducts their tests in Normal mode. I have found that while driving the car in Normal mode, it's range is consistent with the EPA estimate.
 

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I haven't tried Range mode yet. Think I'll give it a try to see what the difference might be.
 

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Range mode completely lowers the suspension, decouples the rear motor while cruising, and swaps the air conditioning to Eco mode. It is not something I would recommend using driving around on city streets. When Bjorn Nyland tested the 4S, he found that putting the AC in Eco mode alone accounted for a significant amount of the increase in range. If you are looking for more efficiency in everyday driving I would start there.
 

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Range mode completely lowers the suspension, decouples the rear motor while cruising, and swaps the air conditioning to Eco mode. It is not something I would recommend using driving around on city streets. When Bjorn Nyland tested the 4S, he found that putting the AC in Eco mode alone accounted for a significant amount of the increase in range. If you are looking for more efficiency in everyday driving I would start there.
Great information. Thanks for sharing. There is so much to learn about the Taycan. That's why I joined this forum.
 
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