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Autobahn range test: Taycan vs. Model S - who is ahead?

Stefan Moeller from EV car rental nextmove and the experienced Tesla driver Hans Kurtzweg have made the ultimate Autobahn range test: The Tesla Model S Raven Performance competes in the comparison test against the Porsche Taycan 4S with large battery. The nextmove home track is the highway circuit around Leipzig, which is the reference for numerous range tests of the company.

The test takes place on a rather windy day. To create equal opportunities, both electric cars are warmed up. The Porsche Taycan is on 20-inch winter wheels, while the Tesla Model S has a slight advantage thanks to 19-inch winter wheels.

The target speed is 120 kilometers per hour, which equals 75 miles per hour, which is the maximum speed limit in the USA. Four laps are to be completed on the circuit with 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) heating and seat heating. Of course there will be additional tracking via GPS.

Test conditions for the Autobahn range test Taycan vs. Model S
Test conditions for the Autobahn range test Taycan vs. Model S

Comparison of consumption: Taycan vs. Model S

At the end of the test, both the Porsche Taycan 4S and the Tesla Model S Raven Performance reach an average speed of 110 kilometres per hour with a maximum of 120 kilometres per hour. At 23.6 kWh/100 km, the Porsche Taycan consumed around ten percent more than the Tesla Model S with 21.4 kWh/100 km.

Porsche Taycan consumes 10% more than Tesla Model S
Porsche Taycan consumes 10% more than Tesla Model S

Range in Autobahn test

13 percent more range: Tesla Model S wins against Taycan
13 percent more range: Tesla Model S wins against Taycan

Based on a 100% battery charge, the Porsche Taycan 4S achieved a range of 376 kilometers, while the Tesla Model S managed 424 kilometers, 48 kilometers more, which equals or 13 percent.

Why Tesla does not drive much further than Porsche

On paper, the Tesla Model S has 10 percent more usable battery capacity and is about 10 percent more efficient than the Taycan. Nevertheless, the Model S only achieves 13 percent more range at 120 kilometers per hour.

The reason for this lies in the deviation from the manufacturer's specifications. In the test, the Tesla was able to extract about 2% less from the battery than Tesla stated. According to the board computer, the Taycan had 87 kWh of energy at its disposal, about 4% more than Porsche claims (83.7 kWh). Porsche apparently remains true to its traditional line in terms of the performance parameters specified: promise less - deliver more.

Battery capacity Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan
Battery capacity Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan

Range in EPA / WLTP comparison

If one takes the values for the two electric vehicles specified in the official cycles as a basis, it becomes clear that the Porsche Taycan is the only electric car that clearly exceeds the EPA range at higher speeds. The Tesla Model S is obviously better suited to the slow test cycle on city, country and highway roads. In the American EPA test, the cars drive at an average speed of only 56 kilometers per hour (35 miles per hour).

Real ranges compared to EPA and WLTP standards
Real ranges compared to EPA and WLTP standards

"In my opinion, the significance of the EPA driving cycle is very limited when it comes to assessing the long-distance suitability of an electric car," says nextmove managing director Stefan Moeller. "With the electric car, it's the range that counts - and ultimately, the range is only relevant when driving longer distances, not for everyday urban driving. In contrast, the EPA cycle is interesting for consumption and electricity costs on daily basis. For buyers of premium vehicles, however, real range over long distances is probably more important than everyday operating costs.

Conclusion: Tesla vs. Porsche Autobahn range test

In the end, according to Stefan Moeller, both electric cars are convinced in the Autobahn range test: The Tesla Model S with its superior efficiency, greater range and more space at a lower price. And the Porsche Taycan with its good range, superior fast recharging and the driving dynamics of a sports car.

"We at nextmove are excited that two brands have entered the competition for technological leadership in electric mobility. Tesla currently has the better developed charging network, will gradually enable faster charging and will soon offer larger batteries. But also charging infrastructure providers such as Ionity, Allego or Fastned are consistently expanding their charging network throughout Europe. At the moment, the charging speed of the Porsche Taycan is clearly superior to that of the Tesla Model S thanks to the 800-volt technology. In addition, the Taycan scores as a sports car with outstanding driving dynamics, especially in curves. We are very excited about the Tesla Roadster 2, which will attack in this discipline".

Tesla Model S Raven Performance vs. Porsche Taycan 4S - the video

In the video you can see the impressive pictures of the two electric cars on the German motorway around Leipzig - and experience how the Porsche Taycan 4S behaves when it jumps to 0 percent battery on the last few metres before the fast charger...

nextmove video of the motorway range test Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan 4S


nextmove Christian Breyer Energiewende 100% 2050

100% Erneuerbare Energien in Deutschland - Interview mit Prof. Christian Breyer

Im Interview beschreibt Professor Christian Breyer, wie sich der Stromsektor in Deutschland und weltweit in den kommenden zwei Jahrzehnten auf 100% erneuerbare Energien umstellen lässt.

https://youtu.be/lFq35dplzAY

Christian Breyer ist Professor für Solarwirtschaft an der Technischen Universität Lappeenranta (LUT) in Finnland. Sein Spezialgebiet ist die technologische und wirtschaftliche Transformation von Energiesystemen hin zu 100% Erneuerbarer Energien in den Bereichen Strom, Verkehr, Wärme und Meerwasserentsalzung bis 2050. Sein Wissenschaftsteam veröffentlicht weltweit die meisten Studien zu 100% Erneuerbare Energien-Szenarien im Auftrag mehrerer Länder. Mit seiner Arbeit zeigt er, dass die Wende hin zu Erneuerbaren Energien nicht nur technisch möglich, sondern auch ökonomisch konkurrenzfähig mit dem aktuellen fossil-nuklearen System ist.

Christian Breyer ist ein guter Freund von nextmove. Mit uns hatte er vor ein paar Jahren seinen "Tesla-Moment". Bei seinem letzten Kurzbesuch in Leipzig haben wir zwei Experteninterviews zur Elektromobilität und zur Energiewende aufgenommen.

Im zweiten Teil des Interviews konzentrieren wir uns die Machbarkeit der Energiewende und behandeln die folgenden Fragen.

Sind 100% Erneuerbare Energien in Deutschland möglich?

Wie meistern wir die sogenannte Dunkelflaute?

Wie lange reicht die Strategische Reserve in Europa?

Wer soll die Energiewende bezahlen?

Was kostet Solarstrom heute in Deutschland?

Wie lange braucht ein PV-Modul um seine eigene Produktionsenergie einzuspielen?

Wie schnell könnte man das System auf 100% EE umzustellen?

Wie wird der Energiemix in Deutschland in einem 100% EE-Szenario aussehen?

Warum wird die Welt im Best-Case „All Electric“?

Warum werden bereits heute PV- & Windanlagen zeitweise runtergeregelt?

Was sind die Haupthemmnisse für eine schnelle Energiewende?

Wie sollten sich Industrienationen künftig in Bezug als Energie aufstellen?

Was kostet Solarstrom für mittelständische Unternehmen?

Welche Rolle spielen E-Autos im künftigen Energiesystem?

Brauchen wir variable Strompreise, um Angebot und Nachfrage in Einklang zu bringen?


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E-Auto-Vorurteile im Faktencheck mit Prof. Christian Breyer

Christian Breyer ist Professor für Solarwirtschaft an der Technischen Universität Lappeenranta (LUT) in Finnland. Sein Fachgebiet ist die technologische und wirtschaftliche Transformation von Energiesystemen hin zu 100% erneuerbarer Energien in den Bereichen Strom, Wärme, Verkehr und Meerwasserentsalzung bis 2050. Dadurch wird gezeigt, dass die Wende hin zu Erneuerbaren Energien mit dem heutigen, konventionellen fossil-nuklearen System wirtschaftlich konkurrenzfähig ist. Sein Wissenschaftsteam veröffentlichte die meisten Studien zu 100% erneuerbare Energieszenarien im Auftrag mehrerer Länder.

https://youtu.be/Nj517hxXVvY

Christian hat uns in Leipzig besucht und wir haben die Gelegenheit für ein Experteninterview zur Elektromobilität und zur Energiewende genutzt. In diesem ersten Teil des Interviews konzentrieren wir uns auf einen Faktencheck zu den gängigsten Vorurteilen zu Elektroautos:

Wie lange halten die Akkus?#

Wie lange halten die Akkus?

Bricht das Stromnetz zusammen, wenn alle Autos elektrisch fahren würden?

Welchen Zubau an erneuerbare Energien ist in Deutschland notwendig?

Wo sollen die ganzen E-Autos laden?

Kabelgebundenes vs. induktives Laden

Smart Charging und Kosteneffizienz

Zusammenspiel aus Wind und Solarstrom

Kobalt und Lithium-Verfügbarkeit für Akkus

Rolle des Recyclings

Alternative Rohstoffe für Akkus

Wasserstoff als Alternative zu batterieelektrischen Fahrzeugen?

Synthetische Kraftstoffe aus Strom, Luft & Wasser

Wie sind die deutschen Hersteller bei E-Autos aufgestellt?

Warum Autohersteller im Strukturwandel bessere Chancen als Nokia haben?

Was fährt Christian Breyer privat?

Wie viel Solarfläche braucht man für den eigenen Mobilitätsbedarf?


Audi e-tron leer gefahren nextmove

Das ist zu tun, wenn man den Audi e-tron auf 0 km gefahren hat.

https://youtu.be/ks2n2kIBJWw

Elektroautos soll man nicht leer fahren! Aber wenn man doch mal in diese Situation kommt, dann ist eines wichtig: Wie viele km hat man noch, bevor das Auto "runterfährt"?

Auch ist es für diesen Fall gut zu wissen, ob sich das Auto erneut starten lässt und ob man es schieben kann. Um euch diesen Test zu ersparen, haben wir den Audi e-tron unter kontrollierten Bedingungen leer gefahren und das Verhalten des Autos im Grenzbereich getestet.

Wenn dir diese Art von Tests gefällt, dann schenk uns ein Like oder schreib uns gern, welche weiteren Tests dich interessieren. Abonniere auch gern unseren Kanal. Wir haben weitere Tests mit dem Audi e-tron und den spannendsten Elektroautos unserer Zeit in der Pipeline.


nextmove audi etron from zero to hero

From zero to hero: Audi e-tron charges in 47 min to 100%

https://youtu.be/8ng1-TDJx8k

With a charging rate of up to 150 kW, the Audi e-tron is currently the fastest electric vehicle at the charging station. nextmove has driven an Audi e-tron down to 0% in order to charge it to 100% at an IONITY charging station to test the charging speed. The video is available with English subtitles.

Fastest EV at the charging station

Audi has equipped the e-tron with a 95 kWh battery. However, only 84 kWh of this can be used, so that there is a sufficiently large buffer in the lower range at 0% and also in the upper range at 100%. This buffer has two big advantages. Firstly, it prevents the battery from being driven to the limits, which would cause the battery to age faster. On the other hand, it enables a high charging performance over the entire charging process.

Charging Power Audi e-tron 0 to 100% nextmove_

At 0% state of charge, the Audi etron enters the charging process directly with 132 kW. The high charging power of 400 volts and 350 amps right at the start enables the battery level to rise rapidly to 10% within the first 4 minutes. The charging power continues to increase continuously up to the peak value of 145 kW. The Audi e-tron charges half full in just 18 minutes, which is truly an outstanding performance. Compared to all other electric cars, the charging power of the e-tron does not drop immediately after reaching the peak value. Even in the second half of the charging process, the power drops relatively slowly. At 90% battery power, the e-tron still charges with 73 kW. All in all, the e-tron has been charged to 100% in just 47 minutes, giving it a clear edge over the competition.

Charging power is not everything

A high charging capacity is important on long distance travels. But much more important at present is a nationwide charging network and, of course, the technical availability of the charging infrastructure. In Germany and Europe there is currently no nationwide CCS high-power charger network available. IONITY has set itself the goal of establishing a Europe-wide network of fast chargers by 2020.

In our test it was not possible for us to start the charging station in Hohenwarsleben ourselves with different billing systems. A call to the service hotline was necessary to start the charging process. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case, but a phenomenon that has to be factored into the route planning. In our experience, only 70 to 80 % of charging stations are currently available. Not in all cases the service hotline is able to start the charging station.

At Tesla you can rely on the supercharger network. Superchargers can therefore be approached with a remaining range of 0 to 10%. Outside the Tesla network, you should always drive with a safety reserve. Otherwise you run the risk of stranding at a non-functioning charging station. Trying out different authentication options, switching between charging stations and making phone calls with the hotline can quickly consume valuable 15 minutes.

Other nextmove test videos with the Audi e-tron and English subtitles:

Range-Challenge on Autobahn at 130 kph: Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model X vs I-Pace:

https://youtu.be/9kAJwRuBTVY

Audi e-tron at 200 kph on Autobahn! How long does the car last?

https://youtu.be/NE2HSfC0f8k