Much has been said about the range of the Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s first electric vehicle. When it was released, the Taycan Turbo, which starts at $173,900 CAD, received an underwhelming range estimate of just 323km (201 miles).
That low range is likely what led to a Taycan Turbo coming in second in a recent long distance EV endurance race in Lithuania.
This year our team with Porsche Taycan Turbo finished 2nd in 500 km EV rally. Lost one minute to Tesla Model 3. pic.twitter.com/FB2OvBLNIy
— Pragmatikas (@pragmatikas) June 14, 2020
The race, which took place in Druskininkai, covered a route of 500km, in which participants had to get to the finish line in the shortest time possible.
The eventual winner of the race, a Tesla Model 3, covered that distance in 5hrs 46min 07sec. That included one charging stop, which lasted for 29 minutes.
That bested the Taycan Turbo, which completed the endurance race just behind the Tesla, in 5hrs 47min 14sec.
There are currently no Superchargers in Lithuania, but had one been available, their charging time likely would have been lessened quite significantly, increasing their margin of victory even more.