EPA numbers announced today.
Surprise, surprise. This is like a Top Gear replay.
Taycan Turbo eeks out just 201 miles of range, for the bargain price of $200K (typical options).
Model S gets a whopping 373 miles for $79.9K (nicely equipped).
Unscientific ‘joy index’ -
Tesla - 373 / 80 = 4.7
Porsche - 201 / 200 = 1.0
That’s almost 5 to 1. Sheesh!
No joy Porsche!
What’s surprising is that Taycan has excellent cd of 0.22, and low frontal area. Yet it’s still way behind on range.
That means that Tesla’s advantage in motor efficiency, and battery cost/weight is even larger than previously thought.
I guess this is why Porsche trolls say ... ‘price is a feature’.
Sure, how else can you sell this?