How much can a Porsche Taycan Turbo actually ride on a single charge?December 12, 2019
According to independent tests, the power reserve of the German electric sedan is much higher than what was announced by official representatives of the brand.
Judging by the official Turbo performance of the Porsche Taycan sedan, its range on one full charge is 323.48 km (measurements were carried out according to the EPA standard, adopted in the USA). It is noteworthy that the same figure, but already obtained according to the international norm of WLTP in euro specifications, is 449.01 km.
How can it be that one of the same car will have different range indicators? To finally determine this issue, the German company Porsche decided to conduct an independent test to assess the real power reserve of its electric Taycan Turbo sedan.
A series of final tests was entrusted to the independent company AMCI Testing, based in California (USA), which show that the measured results of the range are more consistent with the European WLTP standard – 449.01 km. It turns out that these results were at the disposal of the automaker for quite some time and only now they decided to publish them.
“AMCI has conducted a preliminary test of our electric sedan,” said Porsche spokesman Calvin Kim. “We do a lot of testing with third-party companies to test various things, such as performance indicators, fuel economy, cabin noise, etc. We actually started the Porsche Taycan Turbo power reserve measurement process several months ago, in part because the international WLTP standard uses a methodology that is completely different from the EPA. That is why we instructed the American AMCI Testing to measure the range. “
According to the AMCI Testing website, the Taycan Turbo electric sedan was able to cover 463.49 km on a fully charged battery in urban environments and 442.57 km in combined mode. The testing process included the movement of an electric vehicle along two specific routes on weekdays at the same time of day, and the same driving mode was selected. The speeds were the same.
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