2017 Prius, 2012 Tacoma, 2012 Vespa GTV300
Achievement officially recognized by Guinness World Records™ –Taycan spends a total of less than 2.5 hours charging on a cross-country drive
How fast did he drive?
And how long did it take him?
I just do not see how that is possible. That configuration has a range of 254 miles. Using 90% of the battery would be 228 miles. That is at least 12 stops, the first stop took 22 minutes. And the whole trip took 146 minutes and 48 seconds of charge time.Achievement officially recognized by Guinness World Records™ –Taycan spends a total of less than 2.5 hours charging on a cross-country drivenewsroom.porsche.com
I understand that as well but cannot come close to those numbers unless he was beating EPA numbers by 40% or more. Just need to see the details for each leg, distance traveled, wind speeds, vehicle speeds, topography, battery percent used, charge speeds, etc…I'm looking for more facts about this trip but it was confirmed by Guinness, recorded on video and tracked via GPS the entire time.
"To complete the record attempt, Gerdes was required to meet a set of requirements such as noting down every stop with independent witnesses for each charge. Every mile covered by the Taycan had to be filmed, GPS tracked and accounted for before being certified by a panel of adjudicators ahead of the record being accepted."
Obviously Gerdes drove very slowly, in good weather, via the best route and only charged where he was guaranteed 350kw.
The goal was to reduce the time spent charging after all, not for the fastest trip.