Yesterday we heard the news that the owners of the Porsche Taycan were receiving a letter to go to their nearest dealers for an update that, due to its weight, could not be completed with the remote system. Now we know the many news that this will bring and the next updates that the German electric vehicle will have.
The update of the Porsche Taycan will arrive in October with exciting news. The first of these is the Plug & Charge function, which allows you to charge the battery and make payment comfortably without cards or a mobile application. Simply plug in the connector, and the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge compatible charging station. Thanks to this system, the charging process starts automatically, and payments are also processed automatically, avoiding cards or applications.
There are also new features in the charging section, such as the new function that allows restricting the maximum charging power. Thanks to this, drivers will set the system, for example, to about 200 kW when they need to take a more extended break. This will also extend battery life and reduce battery degradation.
In parallel, Porsche has also confirmed that the units delivered from the end of the year will have a new alternating charger that will double the power it can charge, going from 11 to 22 kW. An element that, as we remember, is part of the optional equipment.
Other innovations include the ability to reserve vehicle functions online flexibly (“FoD”), a color head-up display, and an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW. Later, the adaptive air suspension will feature a Smartlift function.
The acceleration values of the Taycan Turbo S have also been improved. With Launch Control activated, it can go from 0 to 200 km/h in 9.6 seconds, lowering the previous mark by 0.2 seconds. One thing that does not change in the Taycan is its ability to accelerate to the maximum several times in a row without losing performance.
The Taycan update includes a color head-up display as part of the optional equipment. This display, which projects relevant information in the driver’s field of vision, is divided into the primary, status, and short content sections (calls or voice control commands). Navigation functions, power meter, and even a user-defined view can also be selected as presets.
The new Smartlift function will also be added, installed as standard together with the adaptive air suspension. Thanks to this, the Taycan can be programmed to raise itself automatically in certain places of familiar passage, such as in urban speed bumps or garage entrances. The Smartlift function also allows you to actively change the vehicle height on motorway journeys, adjusting it to achieve the best compromise between efficiency and driving comfort.