2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo EPA Range Rating Revealed: 201 Miles

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Despite the confusing nomenclature, Turbo is the name of the mid-level Taycan for the 2020 model year. This version also happens to be more efficient than the Turbo S, but still, the EPA-rated driving range is nowhere near the Tesla Model 3, S, and X with the Long Range all-wheel-drive option.
201 miles is all that the Porsche can do with a full charge of the 93-kWh battery pack. Tesla, on the other hand, levels up to 322, 328, and 373 miles from up to 100 kWh. Those of you interested in the zero to 60 should also be aware that the Model S Performance is quicker than the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. On the upside, there’s no denying the Porsche corners better.

Let’s talk about pricing, shall we? The Taycan 4S retails at $103,800 before destination and the federal tax credit for the 2020 model year, so how does Tesla stack up to that price tag? The Model 3 Performance is $56,990 before potential savings, the Model S Performance costs $99,990, and the Model X with the same setup will set you back $104,990 in the United States.

It’s understood the Porsche is an electric vehicle with a high-quality interior and world-class handling, but still, the peeps in Stuttgart need to get their act together if they want to steal sales away from the biggest name in the BEV business. Just because it’s a Porsche won’t ensure the commercial success of the Taycan for too long, maybe one or two years since its launch at most.

Putting our sensible pants on, it should also be highlighted that the Taycan is Porsche’s first effort at making a BEV for the masses. The J1 platform will soon be replaced by the PPE vehicle architecture co-developed with Audi, and in Porsche’s case, the Macan EV will be the first application of the PPE.

On an ending note, is someone out there from the old guard willing to out-Tesla Tesla? Elon Musk is riding on a wave of success following the unveiling of the Cybertruck, and the Palo Alto-based automaker keeps getting more aggressive with its future product plan for the next five years or so.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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