Porsche announces a comprehensive 2023 update for all variants of the Taycan
published : 1 Aug 2022 at 04:30
newspaper section: Life
Porsche has announced that depending on when their vehicle was delivered, Taycan customers will benefit from, among other things, an increase in powertrain efficiency as well as new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management. The update is free for customers and can be done during a visit to a Porsche service workshop.
"This campaign will allow our customers to benefit from the continuous development of the Taycan. We have extensively optimised the model series in almost every respect since 2019," said Kevin Giek, vice-president of the Taycan model line. "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 most important updates at a glance include:
Powertrain: In the Normal and Range driving modes in all-wheel drive models, during partial load operation, the front electric motor is almost completely disconnected and de-energised. Meanwhile, when coasting and at a standstill, both axles are free of drive torque. The electric freewheel reduces frictional drag losses and increases the vehicle's range. The all-wheel drive indicator is now shown as an energy-flow indicator in the central display. This makes the current operating status of the drives easier to see. The energy recuperation strategy has also been optimised. The automatic recuperation setting, for example, is retained even when the driver changes the driving programme.
Thermal management: Better conditioning of the battery, especially at low outside temperatures, enables the Taycan to be rapidly charged more frequently overall and over a wider range of battery charge levels. The waste heat from the electrical components, for example, is used even more than before to temper the battery. For the 2020 and 2021 Taycan models, this enables a greater range and shorter charging times.
Porsche Communication Management and Porsche Connect: New functions, a colourful tile design on the start screen and even greater ease of use are the hallmarks of the model upgrades in this area.