This is how far the Porsche Taycan comes in practice

‘If you drive this Porsche as you should drive a Porsche, you will not even reach 300 km’

Porsche Taycan

As an enthusiast you could argue that the fuel consumption of a Porsche is not that relevant. We agree with that, but like every rule there is an exception. In this case with the Porsche Taycan, because purely because it is an EV, consumption and range are relevant topics of discussion. That’s why this week in this theater: this is how far the Porsche Taycan gets in practice.

Until the recently launched facelift, Porsche offered a choice of two battery packs. Standard 79.2 kWh (net 71 kWh), optionally or with specific versions it reaches gross 93.4 and net 83.7 kWh. After the model update, Zuffenhausen even breaks the 100-kWh barrier, but in this article we focus on the variant that is currently on the road. Some users have kept a review of these, in which they almost without exception share their consumption and range.

This is how far the Porsche Taycan reaches 79.2 kWh

We kick things off with the slip-on. With a fully charged battery pack, drivers can travel an average of 351 kilometers, which represents an electricity consumption of 20.2 kWh/100 km. For this result we have put the common Taycan, the Sport Turismo and Cross Turismo together, and we see that the least streamlined Cross Turismo actually shows the smallest range. “Regarding fuel consumption, that’s just not good enough,” writes the owner of that car. “If you drive this Porsche the way you should drive a Porsche, you won’t even get 300 km.”

The most economical 79.2 kWh driver scores remarkably well with his rear-wheel drive Taycan, and he realizes it. “Average consumption has dropped to 17.0 kWh/100 km. Not bad for a Porsche, right?” It turns out to leave you wanting more. “Still, things started to get tough and I wanted more power. No sooner said than done, the car was exchanged for a Taycan 4S with a battery plus.” This makes a nice bridge to the model with the large battery pack.

Range Porsche Taycan 93.4 kWh

Once there, we immediately look at the average range, where we find a figure of 358 kilometers. Indeed, that is only a few kilometers more than the version with the smaller package! Logically, the average energy consumption is also slightly higher at 23.3 kWh/100 km.

We cannot deduce a clear explanation for this large – or small, whatever you want – difference from the reviews. At most we can mention that the Taycan was both above and below average in our own tests. In a double test against its brother, the Audi E-Tron GT, we achieved 22.3 kWh/100 km and a driving range of 375 kilometers. The invitingly fast Taycan Turbo S achieved a consumption of 27.5 kWh/100 km, meaning that the battery pack requires a charge every 304 kilometers.

Seen in that light, AutoBild’s colleagues did a pretty decent job. During their endurance test of 100,000 kilometers, they consumed an average of 20.2 kWh/100 km, good for a range of 415 kilometers. But one of ‘our’ drivers does slightly better with his Taycan Sport Turismo: an average of 19.8 kWh/100 km, with a corresponding driving range of up to 423 kilometers.

Porsche Taycan 100,000 kilometers

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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