Ownership Verified: My Porsche EV Wagen (2021 Taycan Cross Turismo 4S)

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Yeah, and by now I would argue also a bit of “in too deep” - can’t make the change anymore now, too many cars with the proprietary connector on the road. At least they’re offering those adapters a bit more now.

Seems their timing of entering European markets and deciding on using type2 (J1772 equivalent with 3 phase) standard and later CCS with introduction of the model 3 in 2019 was sort of just late enough to save us from that particular headache… very happy about that!

Still, no adapter shenanigans like in your picture 🤣

Yes, 'too late to change now' is a major factor between having a whole user ecosystem built around that proprietary US plug standard, back when J1772 was just another plug type next to ChadEMO, and CCS fast charging tech didn't even exist at the time Tesla created their standard.

In way folks in Europe are lucky being late Tesla adopters due to the forced standardization of charger plug standards.
 

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Did i hear correctly that you can just unplug ANY Tesla when it's charging, because they need an adapter thingy and thus cannot "lock" the regular charger in place?
 

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Did i hear correctly that you can just unplug ANY Tesla when it's charging, because they need an adapter thingy and thus cannot "lock" the regular charger in place?
Yeah at least there's a bunch of stories like this on the internet, even of people then stealing the adapter. but that sounds weird to me, because I'd at least expect the adapter to be locked to the car. and i think there's a newer generation of adapter that sort of passes the locking on to the J1772 plug... i think. bloody adapter shenanigans! :p
 

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Did i hear correctly that you can just unplug ANY Tesla when it's charging, because they need an adapter thingy and thus cannot "lock" the regular charger in place?

The adapter will remain locked into the car, both on my Porsche and the Tesla, but the main plug can be removed yes.
 

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Just saw someone from Scandanavia post his PTS color Cross Turismo, the color is Oak Green, looks gorgeous

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If you're going green, you may as well go all the way.
I would totally rock this.

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Ooooooh, is that top one Mahogany Metallic? One of my favorite Porsche paint colors.

Wife went out of town (and took the Tesla with her) decided to park my car in the much larger half of the garage she normally parks and use the Tesla wall charger instead of my own to top up the Taycan battery.

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Heh, I just realized I have the same Porsche EV!

(The Power Wheels. :ROFLMAO: )
 

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Met up with my friend who owns a Model S Plaid

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Yes his car is faster but I still like driving mine more.
 

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Was charging at a local bank of EA chargers near me and I noticed the machine in the stall next to me:

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In addition to one of the plugs not working... digital bullet holes affecting the screens is now a thing? 🤔

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something might be reflecting sunlight and burning the pixels.
 

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Installed new puddle lights. Gaudy but fun and a 5 min installation 👍🏼
 

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Got my car back from service Dept after recent major software update to PCM v6:

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Factory supported wireless Android Auto finally supported 👍🏼

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Had air suspension lowering links from Vivid Racing installed for a minor 5-6mm drop. Enough to look good but not slam it or compromise ride quality:

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Dropped my car off to get a 4 wheel alignment after getting the air suspension lowering links installed:

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