Porsche Taycan covers over 2,000 miles in 24 hours
The EV maintained speeds of more than 121 mph in between charging sessions.
The Porsche Taycan has completed an impressive endurance run, traveling 2,128 miles in just 24 hours.
The company sent a prototype zipping around the Nardò high-speed test track in Italy, maintaining speeds of 121-134 mph between quick-charge sessions and driver changes. The Taycan's endurance test also aimed to validate the sedan's thermal limits, running the EV in peak ambient temperatures up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit on tarmac that reached 129 degrees.
If the car was driven an average of 127 mph, the numbers suggest the car spent a combined total of approximately 7.5 hours connected to a charger.
"The Taycan mastered this ambitious endurance run without any problems," said Taycan line VP Stefan Weckbach. "The result achieved in Nardò highlights the advantages of the unique 800-volt technology and its high maturity level."
It is unclear if the development prototype was using the same charging management specifications as the production car. EVs are typically programmed to limit maximum charging power as the battery nears full capacity or when the cells are hot, minimizing long-term battery degradation and range loss.
Like Tesla's vehicles, the Taycan is apparently programmed to begin cooling the battery to optimum temperature for efficient charging before it arrives at the charging station.
A previous test put the sedan through a series of 26 successive zero-to-124 mph launches to ensure the car can handle spirited track driving without limiting power. The trial achieved an average acceleration of under 10 seconds, with just 0.8 seconds difference between the fastest and slowest launches.