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Initial test drives with pre-series Taycan deliver real-world range up to 587 km (365 miles)

Initial test drives with pre-series Porsche Taycan EVs between Los Angeles and San Diego showed that the new generation of the electric sports car can deliver a total range of up to 587 kilometers (365 miles). The practical test took place this past week on Interstate Highway 405 and 5 between Los Angeles to San Diego and back.


The range test was carried out under everyday conditions. Twelve international media representatives drove four Taycan sports saloons and a Taycan Cross Turismo on three days on Interstate Highway 405 and 5 between the Southern Californian metropolises of Los Angeles and San Diego. The teams drove at the maximum speed of 75 mph permitted on interstates. This corresponds to around 120 km/h. All four test cars were equipped with the larger Performance Battery Plus.

The Cross Turismo 4 with 21-inch tyres had a range of up to 512 km (318 miles). The Taycan Turbo covered up to 555 km (345 miles) with a wheel and tire combination of the same size. The Taycan 4S on 20-inch tires managed up to 552 kilometres (343 miles) on a single battery charge. The Taycan with rear-wheel drive and 19-inch tyres managed an even more impressive 587 km. The outside temperature peaked at around 26 degrees Celsius (77 ˚F). The highway was dry on the first two test days and very wet on the last day.

The cars were charged at the Electrify America Charger in Torrance/Los Angeles. Here, the Taycan demonstrated more than 300 kW charging power for many minutes and was able to charge from 10 to 80% state of charge several times in well under 20 minutes. The charging performance, charging time and the time it takes to start charging were also greatly improved in this test.

Porsche has built almost 150,000 examples of the Taycan since the start of production. The main individual markets for the model are currently the US, the UK, Germany and China. The extensively revised Taycan will be presented in a few days.



A Porsche to drive at 120 km/h ... bit useless

What is the range on German autobahn at +200 km/h?

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