Autocar India completes 4,400km street journey in Porsche Taycan EV | Autocar India

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Electrical sports activities automobile pushed from Kashmir to Kanyakumari over a fortnight.

Printed On Sep 09, 2022 09:00:00 AM

Through the peak monsoon season in August, a workforce from Autocar India took on a large problem, the Taycan Drive K2K – a 4,400km street journey in an electrical sportscar. The workforce drove the size of India, ranging from Srinagar, Kashmir, and ending on the southernmost level of the nation in Kanyakumari.

The roads on the journey spanned from meandering mountains, arrow-straight highways and big-city site visitors, to flash flood and landslide-ravaged hillsides. Meticulous planning was required to make sure adequate charging infrastructure was accessible on the proper factors on the best way.

Through the street journey, the workforce lined main cities similar to Srinagar, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Madurai to lastly end the journey at Kanyakumari. 

Porsche Taycan: our weapon of alternative

The street journey was undertaken within the low-slung Porsche Taycan EV, to show that electrical autos and sportscars could make for a very good street journey automobile, regardless of all their caveats. The Taycan has a WLTP-rated vary of 371-444km from its 79.2kWh battery, that means planning forward turned essential.

The bottom mannequin Taycan comes with air-suspension as commonplace, which helped cross most of the hurdles the workforce confronted. And as talked about earlier than, charging infrastructure was one other hurdle, as our highways principally have 25-50kW capability chargers and plenty of of them didn’t work correctly.

This new sort of roadtrip yielded loads of fascinating numbers, the place our total price for charging the Taycan within the journey was Rs 15,421, whereas price per km amouted to simply Rs 3.45. We used a complete of 792.181 electrical energy items and it took us 1 day, 19hr and 29minutes in whole to cost the automobile, within the journey that spanned a fortnight. Whereas our journey lasted a complete of 4,466.5km, we managed to cowl a most of 391.8km on a single cost. Through the journey, the Taycan returned a mean effiency of 5.9km/kWh, whereas our private finest was 7.1km/kWh. 

To learn extra about what occurred in our Taycan Drive K2K, take a look at the upcoming September 2022 situation Autocar India journal.

Through the peak monsoon season in August, a workforce from Autocar India took on a large problem – a 4,000km roadtrip in an electrical sportscar.

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