Porsche updates new model year Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo electric cars

Updated all-electric sports cars feature more range, more connectivity and more colours

By
Ian Osborne
August 26, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Porsche has announced that it will be updating the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo electric sports cars with the new model year coming into effect in September. Thanks to technological developments, the day-to-day range of its electric sports cars will be improved.

Further significant upgrades include the deep integration of Android Auto in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, as well as the availability of Remote Park Assist for the first time on the Taycan. With this new optional assistance system, the process of parking the car can be controlled via a smartphone, without the driver needing to be at the wheel.

The new Taycan model year will not be homologated separately, so there will not be any new WLTP range values. However, the real-world range of the latest versions will be greater in day-to-day use. Extensive technological developments have been implemented to achieve this increase.

In Normal and Range modes, the front electric motor is almost completely decoupled and de-energised in the partial load range in the all-wheel-drive models. Furthermore, no drive is transmitted to either axle when the car is coasting or at a standstill. This electric freewheel function reduces drag losses. The motors are switched on again within milliseconds only when the driver requests more power or changes the driving mode.

The thermal management and charging functions have also been further improved. With the Turbo Charging Planner, the high-voltage battery can now be heated to a slightly higher temperature than before. This means that fast charging is possible earlier and at a higher charge level. In addition, the waste heat from the electrical components is used to an even greater extent for battery temperature regulation.

In the ‘90s, Porsche introduced a number of highly colourful paint finishes to its range. These quickly achieved cult status and these eye-catching colours are making a comeback. Along with a rainbow of available colours, the Taycan can now be painted in Porsche classics including Moonlight Blue Metallic, Acid Green, Rubystar Red, Riviera Blue and Viola Metallic.

Kevin Giek, vice president model line Taycan, said: "The latest generation of Taycan impresses with seamless smartphone connectivity, which now includes Android Auto.

“Our all-electric Taycan range is growing and thriving. The new Cross Turismo, which was added to the line-up in the spring, is proving extremely popular with our customers, as has been shown by the excellent number of orders being taken for it.”

The Porsche Charging Service offers access to the worldwide charging points of numerous networks, with central billing being handled by Porsche. There are currently almost 200,000 charging points in more than 20 countries across Europe, including nearly 6,500 50 kW-plus DC charging stations.

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