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All Taycans Will Gain About 50 km In Range From A Free Software Update

With BEVs, almost like the wave of a magic wand, you can upgrade many things like you do on your mobile phone. For the 2023 model year, the Taycan receives a significant software upgrade which will be made available to some 75,000 Taycans that are currently on the road. Porsche said owners will be ‘pleasantly surprised’ at how much the vehicle has been developed since their purchase. As an Easter egg trivia surprise, Porsche refers to this as the ‘uPdate’, because the 2023 model year, which started in July 2022, bears the letter ‘P’.
OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
20 Jul 2022

Among new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Porsche Connect and assistance systems, the Taycan will gain 50 km of additional range across all variants due to improvements in thermal management and powertrain decoupling. For the latter, Porsche opted for electronic decoupling (instead of mechanical decoupling as we see in the Audi e-tron GT) because it was more suited for dynamic driving.

The upgrade has to be accepted as a whole and owners can’t pick and choose parts of the upgrade. It will be offered for free for all Taycan owners like over-the-air (OTA) updates. Porsche hasn’t indicated when they plan to charge for these updates.

What would be a cost option is a 22 kW onboard charger which recently became available for retrofitting, and can be installed together with the software update. It will give significantly better charging times.

Here is a summary of what to expect:

In the ‘Normal’ and ‘Range’ driving modes in all-wheel drive models, in partial load operation the front electric motor is almost completely disconnected and de-energised. While 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. Added convenience for the customer. These improvements are relevant for Taycan models from the 2020 and 2021 model years.


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 (SoC). The waste heat from the electrical components, for example, is used even more than before to temper the battery. For 2020 and 2021 model-year Taycan models, this enables greater range and shorter charging times.

Thermal management

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. In Taycan models produced in the 2020 and 2021 model years and up to mid-February 2022, the update optimises the voice control and integrates the Spotify® app. Android Auto® is available wirelessly. Charging stations can be filtered and selected in the navigation system based on charging capacity. Drivers of 2021 model year Taycan models with a head-up display can look forward to the optimised view of the navigation map, among other elements. For all Taycan models prior to the 2023 model year, the on-board operating instructions can now also be used via voice control.

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and Porsche Connect

Some systems can now support the driver in even more situations. The sensors of the ParkAssist function now work with a greater range. The search for available parking spaces has been improved as well, so that now even smaller spaces are offered to the driver as an option. These enhancements will benefit Taycan models from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years.

Assistance systems

All Taycan models from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years are now also eligible, on request, for the keyless opening function (comfort access) for the doors and tailgate. The option of over-the-air (OTA) software updates has now also been further expanded for the new model year.

Unlocking functions after vehicle purchase (FoD)



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