Worldwide, more than 75,000 examples of the Taycan have been delivered since Porsche introduced its first all-electric sports car at the end of 2019. Since its Australian launch in 2021, 838 Taycan have been delivered (as of June 2022 – source: VFACTS).
Now, a comprehensive update is on the horizon: regardless of vehicle age, motor, and body. The software of all model variants can be upgraded to the status of the 2023 model year, with the change to be implemented on a market-specific basis.
Depending on when their vehicle was delivered, customers will benefit from, among other things, an increase in powertrain efficiency as well as new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Porsche Connect and assistance systems.
The update, which is complimentary for customers, will also enhance the over-the-air (OTA) update capability of all Taycan models.
“This campaign will allow all customers to benefit from the continuous further development of the Taycan. We have extensively optimised the model series in almost every respect since 2019,” Porsche AG VP for Taycan, Kevin Giek said.
“New functions have been added and others have been revised or tweaked to further enhance the customer experience. Following this update, anyone driving a Taycan from early in the car’s production run will be pleasantly surprised by how much has developed on the vehicle side since then.”
The precise scope of the update, and the duration of the necessary workshop visit, depend on the specific software status of the Taycan in question. The older the car is, the more improvements and innovations will be installed.
The most important updates include improvements to the powertrain, and energy recuperation, thermal management improvements for the battery, and new functions for Porsche Connect, including optimised voice control, and Spotify integration.
Other changes include the addition of wireless Android Auto, and an optimised head-up display. The sensors for the ParkAssist function now work over a greater range, and the search for available parking spaces has been improved as well.
In addition to the free updates, the 22kW onboard charger has recently become available for retrofitting. Customers can purchase and have the onboard charger installed at the same time as the software update.
With up to 22 kW of charging capacity, the more powerful variant charges the battery significantly faster. Further details are available from your local Porsche dealership.