EPA-rated ranges on electric vehicles can vary based on a number of scenarios. Heck, some will even argue that the test isn’t an accurate representation of real-world mileage. But one thing we know for sure is that more range is always appreciated, and that’s what Porsche is delivering for 2023 with its Taycan.
Porsche credits continued software updates as a reason for the increased range, and one of the cool things that comes with owning a Taycan is current owners have also been receiving these updates. For free.
(Editor’s note: We applaud Porsche for not trying to price gouge like some automakers would.)
So where are the big moves? The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo receives the biggest percentage increase, going from 204 miles to 233 miles. That’s an improvement of 14.2%.
The Taycan Turbo also receives the next biggest jump going from 212 miles to 238 miles, which represents an increase of 12.2%.
The only cars not being improved are the GTS models, which shipped with the most current software.
2023 Porsche Taycan EPA numbers
- Taycan sedan — 2022: 200 miles | 2023: 208 miles | +4%
- Taycan sedan w/ Performance Battery Plus — 2022: 225 miles | 2023: 242 miles | + 7.5%
- Taycan 4S sedan — 2022: 199 miles | 2023: 206 miles | +3.5%
- Taycan 4S sedan w/ Performance Battery Plus — 2022: 227 miles | 2023: 235 miles | +3.5%
- Taycan GTS sedan — 2022: 246 miles | 2023: 246 miles | no change
- Taycan Turbo sedan — 2022: 212 miles | 2023: 238 miles | +12.2%
- Taycan Turbo S sedan — 2022: 201 miles | 2023: 222 miles | +10.4%
- Taycan 4 Cross Turismo — 2022: 215 miles | 2023: 235 miles | +9.3%
- Taycan 4S Cross Turismo — 2022: 215 miles | 2023: 230 miles | +6.9%
- Taycan GTS Sport Turismo — 2022: 233 miles | 2023: 233 miles | no change
- Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo — 2022: 204 miles | 2023: 233 miles | +14.2%
- Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo — 2022: 202 miles | 2023: 222 miles | +9.9%
Real world results
We love the Taycan here at EV Pulse (proof, proof, proof, proof, and proof). We love it more than just the fact it is an expensive Porsche, but rather because it delivers on everything a Porsche should be while also being an EV. It’s not an electric vehicle trying to be a Porsche, it’s a real Porsche powered by a different source.
While we haven’t yet had the opportunity to test real world range or subject a Taycan to our EV Pulse Charging Challenge, our friends at Edmunds have tested the range on Taycan and it often delivers far beyond the EPA-rated range.
We’re happy to see the improvement in EPA range numbers, and we’re happy to see Porsche offer the update to all owners. But remember, there’s more to range numbers when it comes to real-world driving, and from what we can tell the Taycan underpromises and overdelivers.