Porsche Taycan review – MPG and running costs
If you’re charging from home then this is an amazingly affordable Porsche to run. Make use of fast public charging and it’s a different story
With a 2.3 ton kerb weight and neck-snapping performance, the Taycan will chew through tyres and brakes faster than it would care to suggest. With a quoted 280-mile range it’s also not the most efficient electric car, but thanks to a software update that rolled out to all Taycan models in 2022, real-world range has improved and over 200 miles is easily achievable from a single charge.
The Ionity charging service partnered with Porsche is superb, however, with frankly shocking rates of charge capable from its DC charging. The issue, aside from availability, is cost. To charge at the full 200kW rate, the current rates sit at 67p/kWh, making 160 miles worth of charge cost roughly £66, or about the same as our old Fast Fleet Aston Martin Vantage.
Home charge off-peak and this cost will inevitably be far lower, but with such a limited range any long journeys will likely need a mid-trip charge, and if you’re spending £140,000 on a Porsche, it’s unlikely you’ll be willing to sit around at motorway services for an extra three hours waiting for the cheap charge point. In this regard, Tesla’s supercharger network still has all others resolutely licked.