James drives a Porsche Taycan 4S+ 93kWh 2020 electric car.
This is James’s second electric car, he’s owned the Porsche Taycan from new and drives between 10,000-15,000 miles per year. The current mileage is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 240 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Porsche Taycan out of 5.
Why did you choose the Porsche Taycan?
Quality of build and interior, quality of dealership and support & driving characteristics of the car.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- It is simply a superb driver’s car
- handles like a sports car
- space and range for road trips.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Nothing but would like more rapid chargers on the road.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Heater element failed and fixed within a week; other than that, no faults.
What are the standout tech features of your Porsche Taycan?
Performance, range, head up display & configurable displays that enable you to set up the car exactly how you would like it. Smart lift which automatically lifts the car over speed bumps or sharp inclines.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Porsche Taycan.
Range is 20% better than advertised!
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Another Porsche Taycan. Having had other EVs this is the best sports EV on the market. Lucid Air looks interesting with its range (promise) of 500 miles.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Tesla Wall Charger – I already had it for 5 years from a previous EV. It is a dumb charger but works well especially for a Tesla as it will open the charge port for you. If I changed I would go for an Andersen for the aesthetic look.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go Faster – yes, as it provides cheap overnight charging.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
IONITY & Instavolt are rapid and easy to use.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Admiral – yes, they offer good value & good service.
Rate your insurance provider out of 5.
Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.