The Americans saved the reputation of the Porsche electric car, which they themselves soaked

The Americans saved the reputation of the Porsche electric car, which they themselves soaked

February 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

American journalists conducted a test drive of the Porsche Taycan Turbo electric car, during which they established its real power reserve. The numbers were more than encouraging.

Back in December 2019, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shocked the electromobile public with the news that, according to its calculations, the Porsche Taycan Turbo travels on a single charge only 323 km, while the manufacturer declared autonomy at 450 km (according to the methodology WLTP). The EPA figures regarding the autonomy of the electric car are always less than official, since the cars are subjected to rather stringent tests, but no one would have thought that in the case of the new model from Zuffenhausen the difference would be so big. And in the publication Autoblog tried to find out whether the state of affairs of Taikan is really so bad, as stated in the state regulator.

Fortunately, everything turned out very well: in a recently published Porsche Taycan test, journalists said that in urban conditions the electric car showed a range of 461 km, which is about 43 percent higher than the EPA result.

The author of the article, Dan Edmunds, noted that he had never seen such a difference in numbers: in his practice, the maximum EPA “underestimated” the power reserve by 20%. “This result is significant because I first saw how the car crushed it [EPA result – ed.] By more than 40%. The shock arises even more when you find out that this Taycan Turbo is shod in massive Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires instead the usual all-weather rubber, which is usually installed on electric cars and hybrids, “the editor emphasized.

At the same time, as noted in Autoblog, Taycan moderately consumes energy not only in the usual, but also in an energetic mode of movement. Therefore, journalists recommend that their readers not to worry about the power reserve of the Porsche electric car. “It’s clear that the real mileage on a single charge of the Taycan Turbo is much higher than what it was rated by the EPA,” the experts conclude.