2021 Porsche Taycan base model receives its official EPA ratings


Officially EPA The range information is available for the Porsche Taycan 2021. We are not talking about the Turbo or the 4S – range specifications for these models are already available. This message concerns the basic Taycan (only with rear-wheel drive), which is simply referred to as “Taycan” without qualification.

We drove the base Taycan last month, and while it’s not the rocket that the Turbo and Turbo S are, it might well be the Taycan you need. Differentiating the range numbers between the different Taycan versions isn’t that good, and it’s the same story based on Taycan. A standard battery pack with a 79.2 kWh pack is rated for 200 miles. And a car with the Performance Battery Plus (93.4 kWh) will travel 225 miles according to the EPA. This means that the maximum range of the basic Taycan is only 2 miles below the 4S when it is equipped with the larger battery (227 miles). ON turbo will go 212 miles, and the Turbo S, 201 miles.

2021 Porsche Taycan base

There is one major caveat with all of these ratings, however. Every time we’ve tested the range of a Taycan, it has exceeded the EPA estimate many times over. Porsche had ACMI independently test all the different versions of the Taycan, and they came to similar conclusions as we did: The EPA numbers represent a far shorter range than what you will experience when driving in the real world.

For the ACMI numbers based on Taycan, a standard battery version was tested at 252 miles and the Performance Battery Plus at 282 miles. These numbers are well above EPA estimates, but we wouldn’t be surprised if future range tests prove their accuracy.

The base Taycan starts at a much more accessible base price of $ 81,250 compared to the expensive 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S (don’t forget the $ 7,500 tax credit). Adding the larger battery and its extra range adds $ 5,780 to the price. This version of the Taycan can be ordered now and will arrive here in spring.

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