The world of EVs brings plenty of pros, and some cons, but what's it like in terms of costs? Join me for an update after 2,000 miles with my Porsche Taycan Turbo S, to compare in detail to my Porsche Cayman GT4 and previous Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12... it's surprising!
I bought my Porsche Taycan to try out the EV world and get a real experience for what it's like; plenty of which has been good and some of which has been stressful. However, after 2,000 miles it's time to dig into some of the costs and how they compare to a combustion engine.
Generally out of London and with time to spare, the charging experience are easy enough to work out, and more specifically find out where to avoid, however in the city centre it really is not very good at all if you don't have any ability to directly charge at home. Thankfully this problem is soon to be off my agenda with the imminent reveal of The Shmuseum, however with the car down to just 20% in my garage, the first port of call is to get it charged up.
In the last few weeks I've had both a 250 mile journey with two fast charges that were super smooth, and I've seen more than enough chargers out of service, including a Tesla Supercharger - which unfortunately shows it happens to everyone. There are plenty of positives, but clearly there's also a lot more that needs to be done to make it work for everyone, and that's before considering the detailed implications of how closely it matches in price to a flagship V12 powered Ferrari to actually run; before the inevitable chargers are introduced to make up for missing fuel income.
There isn't all that long to go before the entire industry will move electric, and it will be fascinating still to see how it evolves.
Thanks for watching, Tim
|Episode title||THE SURPRISING COSTS OF AN EV! My Porsche Taycan Experience So Far|
|Date added||28 June 2021|
|Original date||26 June 2021|