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Friday, 28 January 2022 08:26

Porsche Taycan Breaks Guinness World Records™ Title for Coast-to-Coast Charging

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Driving across the U.S. is a bucket list item for most Americans and many have made fond memories of doing just that in a Porsche.

Today, the nationwide Electrify America CCS DC fast charging network is ready to handle the charging needs for Taycan drivers to make new road trip memories of their own.

 

To that end, Wayne Gerdes, already a multi-Guinness World Records™ title holder for efficiency and range in other vehicles, set out to make a unique memory for himself: break the Guinness World Records title for the shortest charging time to cross the U.S. in an electric vehicle---the benchmark being seven hours, 10 minutes and one second.

 

Gerdes completed the crossing from Los Angeles to New York City covering 2,834.5 miles in a 2021 Porsche Taycan with a cumulative charge time of just two hours, 26 minutes and 48 seconds.

 

“Comparing charging performance from of variety of EVs I have driven to date, the Taycan sets the bar,” said Gerdes. “The first time I charged on a 350KW charger, 6 to 82% occurred in just 22 minutes.”

 

To complete the Guinness World Records title attempt, Gerdes was required to meet a daunting set of requirements, including meticulously noting every stop, with independent witnesses for each charge. Every mile covered was filmed, GPS tracked and accounted for before being certified by a panel of adjudicators ahead of the record being accepted.

 

The car selected was a standard 2021 Taycan equipped with the Performance Battery Plus as well as nice-to-have luxury items for Gerdes’ coast-to-coast adventure, such as the Premium Package, Adaptive Cruise Control and Porsche Electric Sport Sound.

 

To prepare for the drive, Gerdes plotted the route across America using...


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