Porsche Taycan Turbo gets 201-mile EPA range rating

The figure is far below the shortest-range Tesla Model S.

Porsche's Taycan Turbo has received a surprisingly low official range rating from the Environmental Protection Agency.

The first configuration to be available is expected to drive for just 201 miles on a single charge, far below the entry-level Tesla Model S Standard Range at 287 miles and barely more than half the distance of the Model S Long Range with 373 miles.

Helping explain why the Taycan has such limited range despite integrating a relatively large 93.4-kWh battery, the Taycan's combined city/highway efficiency is just 69 MPGe versus up to 111 MPGe for the Model S.

The range is also surprisingly low when compared to Porsche's WLTP-based estimate of 280 miles, which would typically equate to an EPA rating closer to 250 miles.

The company has not announced a projected EPA rating for the base Taycan, which is equipped with a 79.2-kWh battery, though it will likely be around 170 miles if the 15-percent reduction in battery capacity equates to a similar drop in range.

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