Tesla objective is to accelerate transition to sustainable transport and mass adoption of EVs by offering long range, affordable, performant cars.
Porsche objective is to provide customers with an outstanding engineered performance car to distinguish from the mass and make a statement about their wealth and appreciation of engineering. Porsche will not participate in mass adoption to EVs or transition to sustainable transportation because that it not their goal as shown with their lack of compromises between performance and range.
There is a problem with overt consumerism and production of useless waste with high carbon footprint in our neoliberal freemarket societies, Tesla is helping the problem by replacing ICE cars, Porsche is worsening the problem by adding cars in circulation without replacing customer’s current ICE cars which will still be required for long range purposes.
So, for every Taycan sold, we are adding the environmental cost of producing 93kwh of batteries without replacing any ICE car, just for the fun to drive a Porsche and the social status it represents.
At first I thought Taycan was a cool option for the 1% wealthiest who wanted to transition electric but nobody will ever own a Porsche Taycan as it’s sole car as it will not meet transportation minimum requirements for the targeted customers.
Taycan 201 miles EPA is not only a disaster in term of numbers, it is a disaster for this planet.