Porsche Taycan Turbo S Has Disappointing Range

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According to the EPA, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S has a driving range of under 200 miles.

With its sleek looks and potent performance, the Porsche Taycan is an undeniably impressive machine, especially when you consider this is Porsche's first-ever fully electric offering. But the range leaves a lot to be desired. Last month, figures released by the EPA rated the Porsche Taycan Turbo with a 201-mile range. This was disappointing after Porsche claimed the Mission E concept delivered a driving range of over 300 miles.

Crucially, this means the Porsche Taycan's range is lower than any current Tesla. Now, the EPA has rated the more powerful Porsche Taycan Turbo S. As you would expect, it has an even lower range than the regular Taycan Turbo.

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According to the EPA, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S delivers a total electric driving range of 192 miles, which is nine miles less than the regular Taycan Turbo. As for fuel economy, the Taycan Turbo S is rated at 67/68/68 MPGe city/highway/combined.

For comparison, the regular Taycan Turbo is rated at 68/71/69 MPGe city/highway/combined. We'll have to wait and see how the entry-level Porsche Taycan 4S compares to the Turbo, but it should deliver a better range since it has less power on tap.

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A pair of electric motors produce a combined 523 hp in the Taycan 4S equipped with the 79.2 kWh and 563 hp in the the 93.4 kWh battery version. Power increases to 670 hp and 750 hp in the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, respectively.

The EPA's Porsche Taycan range ratings have already been scrutinized, however. Last month, Greg Wyler, founder and chairman of the satellite internet access company OneWeb, became the first US customer to take delivery of a Taycan Turbo S and praised the electric sports car's driving range. Wyler pushed the electric sports car hard in cold conditions to put it under as much strain as possible but still had 46 percent battery left after driving 117 "fun" miles. This suggests the Porsche Taycan Turbo S has a range of over 250 miles in cold weather conditions, so there's a chance the EPA's rating could be very conservative.

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