I only charge up to 85% of maximum, as is recommended by the Porsche Connect app for promoting battery longevity.
The last actual reading on the meter was taken on June 25, which means that the usage measured up to July 27 is a current estimate.
The readings are for my whole household, not just for charging the car itself.
I live on my own and also work from home, so there shouldn’t be any other influential variables at play when comparing these two summer months (i.e. electricity consumption during the cold winter months goes way up, for obvious reasons).
I’m aware that a larger sample of data will be required to make a more definitive comparison. I will provide a longer term study for this after more time has passed. If the July 27 actual reading is way off – which I will probably know by the next billing cycle – I will also share the findings.
Sensitive information has been erased for privacy reasons…duh.
May 27 – June 25: 227 kWh, $57.95
June 25 – July 27: 249 kWh, $65.02
As you can see (with all other things being equal), it only cost me an extra $7.07 for the month in which the Taycan became one of my household appliances. I realize there are many things still yet to be determined – as I outlined in the disclaimer – but this is certainly not a bad start!
Here’s some food for thought. For a comparable (performance-wise) sports car here, it would cost about $80 CAD to fill up a tank with Premium gas which would let’s say…. last roughly 500 km, which is quite conservative. To get that same 3,000 km on the odometer as I did in the Taycan for that month, I would’ve paid [$80 x 3,000 km / 500 km] = $480 in fuel costs.
I think it’s pretty safe to say at this point, that the savings an electric car can net you are potentially significant when comparing electricity costs vs. fuel costs.