Porsche Taycan Electric Range: Distance You Can Drive In 24 Hours


Porsche is aiming to introduce a new electric vehicle metric with the Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is slowly taking over the high-performance luxury world by storm. The upcoming battery-powered vehicle is being preordered like beer at a frat party, and already, the German carmaker is aiming to push the production numbers per year from 20,000 to 30,000 units. In turn, it’s slated to become one of the hottest items in the car world when it gets released next and everybody is taking notice.

However, the Taycan is also pushing the German carmaker to introduce a new metric to the ever-changing auto industry. Impacted by the upcoming electric revolution, Porsche is adding items that cannot really be tied to ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles.

In most cases, two of the most important metrics for an electric vehicle are range and acceleration. And those have basically been monopolized by Tesla. However, Porsche, a newcomer on the EV block, is adding a new vehicle metric with the Taycan: range per 24 hours with charging.

This novelty was revealed in an interview for German Auto Motor und Sport magazine, done by the Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. He claims that said acceleration is just one of the metrics they are looking at, and to them, the range their customers can attain in a 24 hour period is as equally important metric the German company is looking at. And for the most part, we are really keen on seeing how much of an impact this makes on the electric car industry.

After all, usability for any electric car is key to their success. Porsche is no different. In turn, this means that owners need to be able to accelerate fast, cover an extensive range with their car, but also, charge their vehicle and continue with the journey as fast as possible as well.

With the Taycan, we set the same high standards as all other models. And acceleration is just one of many features that sets our products apart from the competition. The possibilities range from design and quality to driving dynamics and suspension design. The power electronics and the voltage system will also give a very clear differentiation in electric motors. Alone with the 800 volt system, we already generate significant advantages in the charging times, because I can load twice as fast with twice the current.

We wrote about the 800-volt charging system on a lot of occasions. In a nutshell, the system is designed so that any Porsche electric car owner can quickly top up their electric vehicle, thus being able to utilize their car’s acceleration strength and impressive top speed without a lot of range anxiety. After all, Porsche comes from Germany, a country where a lot of the autobahn network is completely unlimited. And no matter what some may say, there’s not a lot of stau (a German word for traffic jam) impacting your high-speed runs in many areas, allowing you to blitz away at speeds of 200km/h (124mph) and more with ease.

With the Taycan, we will also specify a value for how many kilometers you can drive in 24 hours – charging time included. I can tell you that even though we have consistently driven at 200 km/h in our tests, we are well above the values that are known in the market today. For our customers, this has the great advantage that they can calculate how far down they can come, for example, in six hours. And how fast they can drive then.

With its expected production start in late 2019, the Porsche Taycan will come with a range of about 400 kilometers (250 miles). Furthermore, the owners will be able to charge their high-performance battery-powered machines to about 80% charge in just 15 minutes. With a gorgeous design, impressive performance figures and fast charging, it’s no wonder that pre-orders for this vehicle are flying through the roof. And to be honest, if Porsche can deliver on their promises in all three categories, and if they can deliver it in substantial numbers from the start, we might have what many are calling a “Tesla Killer” on our hands.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport


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24 Comments on "Porsche Taycan Electric Range: Distance You Can Drive In 24 Hours"

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Next year we see the taycan at the start of the 24 h of Le Mans in France !!!!!

Of course it will, it’s pretty much the only situation in which the miles per 24 hours metric is actually relevant.

How is that any different to acceleration, which is really only relevant to the vast majority of people on the track.

km/Miles per 24 hours is basically just the MPH charging and battery size metric merged into one. It actually seems quite a reasonable metric for anyone looking for a vehicle for something other than commuting (i.e. that occasionally drives long distances).

Hyperbolize much?
How does one slowly take over by storm, that seems to be a contradiction in terminology.
Taking over what, the luxury ev space? With a car that hasn’t even hit the market.
Oh well I suppose everyone can have an opinion.

They are raising production from a paltry 20k to a somewhat insignificant 30k a year.
I guess I’d better get my galoshes, raincoat, and umbrella ready, for the big storm.
Though I will look rather silly when it only drizzles.

Concerning the 24 metric is it all that important or are they concerned that the Tesla Roadster will just stomp the Taycan in a straight line, and distance, so they introduce another metric that few even care about, although a high charging speed is good. l I think it will be a good car and well worth it, just not something incredible.

You market to your strengths, if you are faster charging than your competitor but slower accelerating, you might focus on the charging number.

Who’s going to drive 24 hours straight? Bjørn Nyland recently drove a P100D at high speeds (sustain 200+ kph, bursts up to 248 kph) for extended period on Autobahn. I expect Tesla will upgrade to more effective Model 3 style cooling system on S/X when they switch to 2170 cells, likely to happen before Taycan starts selling. But good that Porsche is finally joining the party!

My silly dad did. Aside for stopping for gas he drove from Toronto to Miami non-stop, Time of the trip 26 hours. My mom, myself and our friends consider it a crazy way to travel. We do the trip in two to three day with at-least one night at a motel to get some proper sleep.

Not necessarily 24h, but this gives you a good idea of mean actual travelled miles per time interval. They could also report distance and time for one charging from zero and then driving back down to zero. Or just mph including charing times. The last one would be the most practical for everyday use, but in the end, they should all be very similar.

But it doesn’t really matter to a lot of people anyway. If you don’t live in germany or the australian northern territories, you can’t make up for the time you’re charging by driving any faster…

I think what they are doing is a great thing for EV’s. Showing that EV’s can travel at speeds well above most global speed limits, and recharge in 15 minutes takes away that meme that people have to drive EV’s slow and then wait forever to charge. Every time a car makers kills a negative meme about EV capabilities, it just makes the job harder for ICE fanatics to find ever more rare oddball corner cases where they supposedly must have an ICE car.

Of course you know that traveling at high speeds drastically reduces range. So look for this new Porsche bev to go about 150 or even as few as 100 miles before needing to recharge at another Porsche dealer super quick charger.

The fastest way to travel cross country in a Tesla is to avoid Supercharging beyond about 60% to avoid taper. This means stopping every 100-120 miles after the first leg, even at normal highway speeds.

A BS metric that tries to hide the mediocre range that will be around 215 EPA miles.

Well said. Although the fast charging is welcome, at this premium end, they really need to provide a solid 3 hours of highway cruising (75+ mph) using 100% down to 10% of battery. That’s ~250 miles EPA highway range rating (225 miles = 90%). Hopefully they’ve tuned the drive-train and aero to be efficient for highway cruising (I don’t mean autobahn), but let’s see.

You don’t fast charge to 100%, so your “3 hours” scenario only applies to the first leg of the trip.


Plus, the metric is only meaningful (assuming one wanted to actually drive for 24 hours straight) if there are enough of the appropriate charging stations along the desired route. For this Porsche, and the mega-charging it requires to actually achieve the BS metric, the charging stations are simply not in place.

Thus, taking the latter points into account, Tesla, hands down, actually has a huge lead. There are enough appropriate stations for Tesla charging along many major routes.

If I don’t sleep in 24 hours how far can I drive it?

I have one question for Porsche, which public road Taycan is able to drive 24 hours with 800 volt system in one direction?

Great question! To clarify, several highways are long and straight enough, but none have a string of 800V chargers, that are operational, etc. Even if someyear every Porsche dealership had one, they’re not appropriately spaced for a single-direction 24h run.

Electrify America and Ionity (in europe) are installing those chargers right now.

Stop with the stupid Tesla killer claims already!! It’s so ridiculous n false.
Tesla with their bevs is like apple with their iPhones ten years ago. They have the market now n will not lose much of it in the many years to come. Brand loyalty by Tesla customers will be phenomenal.

This taycan will likely be twice as expensive as a base model S and not perform as well as the new Tesla roadster. It ain’t gonna kill anything at Tesla. The most it will Do next decade is drop model S n new raosdster sales by maybe a combined 10%.
Remember, every other bev builder is limiting their sales of bevs by design….Tesla is the only one that does not have those production restrictions.

Sure, bring us the taycan but it will be another low quantity niche in the sea of Teslas next year n next decade.

If Taycan is offered at Model S money rather than twice that as Porsche has suggested, would that change your analysis?

The high end Taycan starts 50k below the top P100DL.

In the US? The base P100DL is $133k here; maxed out is $145k.

So after all that, what is the answer? How far can the car drive in 24 hours? Hello?