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Porsche sent its Taycan EV cross-country to claim a 'charging time' record

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A standard 2021 Porsche Taycan has broken the Guinness World Record for the shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. It only needed a cumulative charge time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 48 seconds to cover a 2,834.5-mile drive from Los Angeles to New York.

While the record it broke is highly specific, there was a previous holder: A Kia EV6, which had to be charged for 7 hours, 10 minutes and 1 second to make a similar, but just slightly longer, trip from New York to LA.
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Indeed about Wayne Gerdes and hypermiling. Eventually, he became very well known to automakers who sometimes use him for publicity stunts.

I did meet him briefly as he was invited to the gen 3 Prius (model year 2010 was its start) unveiling in Detroit in Jan 2009, as were about ~50 of us Prius fans.

He was a participant in Hybrid drivers complete run for mileage mark "Prius during the final 30 minutes of the 47-hour, 1,397-mile trip completed on a single tank of gasoline." and I read This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a Plain Old Accord. Beat That, Punk. about him long ago.
Gerdes was also part of this:
"The team included Nascar driver Carl Edwards, high mileage trailblazer Wayne Gerdes and several Ford Motor Company engineers who took turns at the wheel, twittering their progress along the way."
There was a bunch of stuff on at the time including press releases.
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