The official numbers are in: the EPA has rated the upcoming 2020 Porsche Taycan at 201 miles of range. This figure seems quite low relative to its massive 93.4-kWh battery pack, but it also isn’t much of a surprise.
By comparison, the Tesla Model S Performance has a 100-kWh battery pack and can go 348 miles on a full charge. In fact, the Taycan Turbo is only rated at 69 mpge, which is the lowest of any EV tested by the EPA.
Taycan is ultimately a Porsche and ultimately a performance car. The Taycan Turbo offers 616 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque. Porsche has also dialed back the aggressiveness of things like regenerative braking so that the car drives like a Porsche; not a battery-electric economy car.
An even more powerful Taycan is coming soon, the Taycan Turbo S. This car will have even less range than the Turbo’s 201 miles, but it has not been officially rated by the EPA just yet.
Regardless of the range, Porsche says it has over 30,000 reservations for its first-ever EV.