The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo has estimated driving a range of 201 miles (323 km). What a disappointment. Ever since the German company revealed the Taycan in September, we heard a similar story. That story tells that the Taycan will be able to travel up to 280 miles (450 km) over the WLTP cycle, practiced in Europe.
However, the EPA results show us something very different. With the 201 miles of driving range, the hefty-priced Taycan Turbo is a below-average on the electric vehicles market. For example, the far more affordable Audi E-Tron comes with an EPA-estimated driving range of 201 miles (328 km). Moreover, similar vehicles like Nissan Leaf (226 miles – 363 km), Tesla Model 3 Standard Range 220 miles -354 km), or Chevy Bolt (259 miles – 416 km) offer a better range on a single charge than Porsche’s EV.
What’s The Company’s View Regarding the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo Range?
After the EPA announced the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo, the company’s spokesperson said the range is “lower than what we were anticipating. But, it is what it is.” With this range, we assume that the German EV won’t achieve good results in the US market. Of course, our readers must understand that, in certain situations, the range can be surpassed. Besides, Jalopnik reports claim that the German company had the driving range separately tested by the AMCI, which estimated that the EV’s combined range is 275 miles (442 km).
Furthermore, the Taycan Turbo’s weak range is slightly moderated by the fact that it is the fastest-charging EV in the class. The Porsche’s EV is capable of recharging up to 80 percent capacity in just 22 minutes, using a 270 kW charger. But, we must mention the price of this model again. The German EV comes with a starting price of $150,000. On top of that, if you want the Porsche Exclusive treatment, that includes interior trim packages with decorative stitching and seat centers in leather in contrasting color. Also, the Exclusive provides the freedom to configure the vehicle’s cabin by your needs and desires.
Still, the price of the whole package is far above the competitor like Tesla Model S. The current Model S comes with a starting price of around $80,000. Also, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt both offer a better range for less amount of money. With all this in mind, we think that, besides the famous name and the outstanding appearance, the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo has nothing special to offer.