Porsche is giving the Taycan electric sports car numerous innovations at the model year change in October 2020. The new model year can be ordered from mid-September.
The new Plug & Charge function in the Porsche Taycaan allows convenient charging and payment without a card or app: as soon as the charging cable is plugged in, the Taycan communicates in encrypted form with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. The charging process then starts automatically. The same applies to payment. Plug & Charge already works on Ionity charging stations in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Italy and the Czech Republic. Twelve more countries in Europe will follow in early 2021. In the USA and Canada, Plug & Charge will also be available at many charging points in Electrify America and Electrify Canada from early 2021.
New are also different online bookable vehicle functions. The options offered here are Power Steering Plus, Active Tracking and Porsche Inno-Drive. The respective function can be purchased permanently or booked as a monthly subscription, the latter containing three test months. Active Lane Guidance keeps the vehicle centered in the lane by continuous steering interventions – even in traffic jams. Inno-Drive adapts the speed automatically and typical for sports cars to the upcoming conditions, such as speed limits, curves, traffic circles, right-of-way and stop signs.
Both functions cost 19.50 Euro each per month or 808.10 Euro each as a purchase option. The Plus power steering system works speed-dependent. At high speeds it reacts directly, at low speeds with a stronger steering assistance. This function-on-demand costs 320.71 Euro once. It is not available as a monthly option. The Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM) acts in the background when route guidance is activated and optimizes all system parameters for the shortest possible travel time. For this, a monthly fee of 10.72 Euro or a one-time fee of 398.69 Euro is due.
Porsche offers various new vehicle functions on demand.
Other new features that are subject to surcharge are: a colored head-up display, an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW and a programmable lift function for adaptive air suspension that automatically raises the vehicle at recurring points such as road thresholds or garage entrances.
Better sprint times
Porsche also wants to improve the sprinting ability of the Taycan Turbo S. Recalibrated, the sprint from zero to 200 km/h with Launch Control should now take 9.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than before. The quarter mile is completed after 10.7 seconds (previously 10.8 seconds).