Thursday, May 13, 2021
News 2021 Porsche Taycan Base Model Range Is An EPA-Estimated 200 Miles

2021 Porsche Taycan Base Model Range Is An EPA-Estimated 200 Miles

By most accounts, the Porsche Taycan’s real-world range is greater than the EPA says


  • The AMCI sets the number to 252 miles.

  • Their numbers are far closer to WLTP results.


The Porsche Taycan rose from the German sports car brand’s first EV to becoming one the most talked about and revered electric cars in the world. The only point of contention, from the very beginning, has been range. More specifically, the EPA-estimated range. The majority who have reviewed the Taycan, including we, quickly discovered that the car’s real-world range seems far greater.

2021 Porsche Taycan base model | Photo: Porsche

Now, the EPA has released the base 2021 Porsche Taycan estimated range numbers. The new most-affordable Taycan, which was revealed earlier this year, is said to enable 200 miles (322 km) of range with the basic 79.2kWh battery. With the larger 93.4kWh battery, the range increases to 225 miles or 362 km.

In contrast, the AMCI sets the same Taycan’s range at 252 miles (405 km) and 282 miles (454 km) respectively. This same association projects that all Taycan models actually deliver 25% or more range than the EPA suggests. As reported by Insideevs, the AMCI’s results are actually far closer to the often-criticized WLTP.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S | Photo: Porsche

For the moment, the 79kWh Performance battery is not available in Canada as it is in the US. The 93.4kWh Performance battery plus is standard on both Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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