Porsche is releasing a major dealer-installed update for its sporty Taycan EV, bringing significant range increases, faster charging, updated infotainment features and more. The ride reported. The changes will be available free of charge to all Taycans (2020-2022 models) ever made, as Porsche once again shows the benefits of the software upgrade path paved by Tesla.
The biggest change is improved efficiency, giving a range of 50km on the WLTP cycle (slightly less in terms of the EPA rating) and the Taycan’s 200-mile EPA rating (on the base model at 71.0 kWh) significantly improved ). Porsche achieved this feat by shutting off the front engine in Normal and Eco mode operation, while maintaining the driver’s regenerative braking settings when switching driving modes. With the update, the first 2020 year models will run just as efficiently as the latest 2022 versions.
Porsche also optimized the thermal management so that the battery can charge longer with its maximum output of 270 kilowatts. This is particularly helpful if you arrive with a higher charge level, as the system would throttle down beforehand.
The other major change concerns the Taycan’s infotainment system, which is loaded with displays. We enjoyed it in our road test and found it easy to use, but others noticed latency in some operations. Porsche has now updated that to improve boot and response times while making everything more robust. It also revamped the heads-up display and added new integrations for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing both to work wirelessly. Drivers can also search the navigation system online for points of interest and filter out stations without quick chargers.
Porsche also announced several additional hardware options for the 2023 Taycans, including a panoramic roof and hardwiring for the company’s optional dashcam system. The only downside to the update is that it will basically take a day and you will need to take the EV to a dealership. However, Porsche said the update will optimize the Taycan’s control units and allow EVs to accept more over-the-air (OTA) updates in the future. Owners will be contacted as soon as it becomes available.
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