There’s no doubt that the Porsche Taycan costs a pretty penny to buy – starting at $80,000. But what about maintenance? This is an important question for anyone considering putting their hard-earned dough on a dream electric vehicle like the Taycan.
Presentation of the Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan is the German automaker’s first all-electric car, and it’s got a lot of people talking. According to Porsche, the Taycan comes in three styles: sedan, Sport Turismo and Cross Turismo.
The base sedan offers an estimated range of 225 miles and can fully charge in just 22.5 minutes. Producing 402 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds. The sedan starts at $82,700.
But if you’re looking for more power, the other two options might be fine, though they certainly cost more. The impressive Sport Turismo starts at $133,300, but you get what you pay for when it comes to horsepower. Harnessing 590 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque, it reaches 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds.
Finally, the Cross Turismo develops 469 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. Like other Taycan models, it can fully charge in 22.5 minutes. It starts at $93,700.
An overview of Porsche Taycan maintenance costs
Wondering how servicing the Porsche Taycan would compare to similar gasoline vehicles? Southern California Edison presents compelling stats showing the Taycan stacks up well against its more traditional competitors.
To determine relative maintenance costs, SCE compared the Taycan with a similar gasoline-powered Porsche model, the Panamera. The results might surprise some people who have remained skeptical of the potential maintenance costs of EVs: expect more than $27,000 in savings on a Taycan versus a Panamera in five years.
SCE arrived at this figure by comparing several factors, including the vehicles’ respective starting prices. More importantly, the average monthly cost to recharge a Taycan is just $105, while the average monthly fuel cost for a Panamera totals $263.
Additionally, maintaining the Taycan would cost just under $4,000 over five years, while maintaining the Panamera would cost around $7,654 over the same period.
Electric vehicles are often cheaper to maintain than gasoline-powered cars
Although debate has raged over the true cost of maintaining electric vehicles in recent years, the US government has provided a definitive answer to the question of whether gasoline or electric cars are cheaper to maintain. And there’s probably no place in the world that cares more about the issue, because the US government owns more electric vehicles than any other organization on the planet.
In a recent study, the aptly named Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy tracked the costs of all government vehicles, gasoline and electric, and concluded that “electric vehicles at lightweight battery (BEV) total 6.1 cents per mile, while a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) totals 10.1 cents per mile.”
The most likely explanation for the difference, the agency noted, was that “A BEV is missing engine oil, timing belt, oxygen sensor, spark plugs, etc. of an ICEV and the maintenance costs associated with them. »
Basically, less hassle equals less money.
Thus, maintenance costs are no longer an excuse: electric vehicles are the way to go if you want to save money in this area.
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