Updates for Porsche Taycan: faster charging and acceleration

Porsche has again reviewed the Taycan and comes with a number of changes. These bring good news for speed devils, but also for those who mainly want to charge faster.

Less than a year ago, Porsche unveiled its first fully electric model: the Taycan. Although the sleek four-door is still quite fresh, there is already some room for improvement. To get straight to the point: the most important improvement is in the on-board charger. Normally you can use it to charge the regular electricity grid (for example at home) with 11 kW charging capacity. That doubles to 22 kW and according to Porsche the charging time should be halved to 4.5 hours for a full battery. This more powerful AC charger will be added to the Taycan option list at the end of this year.

Load limitation

Another charging-related novelty is the optional limitation for fast charging. If you hang the Taycan on a fast charger, you can charge with a maximum of 270 kW. Those who are happy to take it a bit easier and give the battery a little less on its falie can now also set it to be limited to 200 kW. Then the battery will be full less quickly, but according to Porsche it will benefit the life of the battery. Handy if, for example, you were already planning to have a quiet cup of coffee while loading.

Sprint to 200 km / h

Slightly less relevant, but still fun: the sprint time of the Taycan Turbo S has been slightly shortened. That is, anyone who has a Turbo S is currently able to reach 200 km / h from standstill in 9.8 seconds. With Launch Control, of course. From now on, from the rollout of the model year update from October, the Turbo S only needs 9.6 seconds for the same sprint. Still saves two tenths. According to Porsche, the quarter mile was covered in 10.7 seconds instead of 10.8 seconds.

Additional functions

Those who prefer the Taycan even more comprehensive can now install more updates via over-the-air. For example, Active Lane Keeping Assist, InnoDrive (with which the car itself adjusts the set speed to the road conditions) and Intelligent Range Manager are rolled out as optional updates. The Lane Keeping Assist and InnoDrive each cost € 808.10 as an update. However, you can also choose to take out a subscription to these functions for € 19.50 per month (per function). Intelligent Range Manager will cost you € 398.69 or € 10.72 per month. In addition, there is also Power Steering Plus, with which the power steering responds more intelligently to the speeds at which you drive. Higher power steering at low speeds and extra accuracy at high speeds. This feature costs $ 320.71 and is only available as a one-time purchase. Pay attention; this still concerns the German prices.

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