Steve F drives a Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo 2021 electric car.
This is Steve’s second electric car, he’s owned the Taycan from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 240 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Taycan out of 5.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
- load carrying
- driving dynamics
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Driving dynamics
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- user interface.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Panoramic roof cracked, screens in German, phone charger, sound emitter & app connectivity.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
Air suspension can adjust ride and chassis setup from comfortable Grand Tourer to edgy sports car with the twist of a dial. Gear on rear motor is good.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
It’s a big car but the optional rear wheel steering means that it feels much smaller both at low and high speeds.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Lotus Evija – performance, brand and versatility. Long range too.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Elvi by EVBox – would not recommend it due to the terminals melting, poor customer service & a dreadful app.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
E.ON – I was automatically switched due to previous supplier’s insolvency. I would not recommend E.ON and I’m looking to change.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
- IONITY due to speed and reliability on major roads
- Osprey due to location in semi urban areas
- Supercharger because they are fast and bulletproof.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Tesla (will be promoted once more locations are opened to other brands).
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Admiral – cheapest by a mile.
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.