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People usually mean vehicle efficiency when they say efficiency but agreed the ranks won't change. However, it's possible that the Porsche Taycan is more efficient at high speeds than the Tesla Model S though the EPA numbers say the opposite. If that is true it's because the EPA tests won't capture some of the tech used by the Taycan. This happens in the ICE world as well. For example the EPA tests don't capture the efficiency of start/stop systems. To address this I believe there is an adjustment to the numbers.I previously stated that Tesla is the efficiency leader and someone asked for proof. The proof is that Tesla has the highest MPGe according to the federal agency that measures that stuff. Since the charger is part of the vehicle....the MPGe figures are valid. That measures vehicle efficiency. Even if you remove charger losses because you think that will make a difference......it doesn't. The standings on this list would remain the same.
I can do it here for those that are interested....
Based on the window sticker posted at the start of this thread: City Range is 288 miles. Highway range is 252. Vehicle appears to be AWD Extended range model.
My expectation for real world range based on my driving habits/usage is 290 miles city and 245 highway. It's just an expectation based on what I know so far to date. I really won't know until I get my car and can put some miles on it.
On the range numbers, keep in mind that the combined range is something like 2 parts City and one part Highway (mostly US06). So the Highway range would be 246 miles, which is quite close to your 245 mile estimate. Hopefully you/we won't be disappointed since that's my expectation as well.