It takes advantage of the Porsche's better highspeed efficiency as well as a lot of coordination with EA to make things work out. It's a stunt but also a reality. With that said, I suspect one Plaid could beat this simply by skipping charging stops.
Factory support on the car & charge network side.
What is the EPA range of a Model S as opposed to the "wildly exaggerated" range claimed by Tesla for the MS?Tesla wildly exaggerates their highway range. I can't hit 351 miles at 55 mph. I could hit EPA hwy at 75 in a Jaguar EV. Reports for Porsche indicate the same as Jag.
What is the EPA range of a Model S as opposed to the "wildly exaggerated" range claimed by Tesla for the MS?
On the S as opposed to your X, the range is very close to the Tesla claim.I haven't measured the true range on the MS LR+ and Tesla has not filed it with the EPA for 2021, only 2020.
2020 MS LR+ = 402 EPA filing.
2020 MX LR+ = 351 EPA filing. Actual range at 55 mph is ~320. 75mph = ~250.
Many people do not understand how EPA mileage ratings work:
IIRC: There are 5 EPA test cycles for cars, but EVs only have to do 3. The High Speed, Cold, and AC cycles are optional.
Then there is a mfr supplied correction factor which can be done multiple ways.
It is up to the mfr to test their cars and send data to the EPA. At random, the EPA can test cars to validate mfr supplied numbers. But I've yet to see the EPA validate EV numbers, only the Idaho Energy Dept lab which has nothing to do with the EPA.
EPA and WLTP are measures of efficiency across some mixed driving situations. They might be helpful in determining how much you will pay for electricity (who cares?), but they aren't very helpful in telling us what we actually want to know - the 'range' as in 'distance you can cover at a realistic highway speed.'
With the Taycan, it spends a large part of the test in unfortunate and implausible conditions (1st gear). In reality, ANYONE driving that car on the highway will be in 2nd.
Until the people in charge of gov. range tests grow a brain, I'll be relying on Bjorn Nyland, InsideEvs, etc. for real range figures.