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Porsche will be bringing in numerous new features for the Taycan in the upcoming model year changeover in October 2020.

21 Aug 2020 | International News : Germany

The model year changeover in October 2020 will bring about numerous new features for the Porsche Taycan.

The new Plug and Charge function enables convenient charging and payments without the need for cards or an app by inserting a charging cable and the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug and Charge-compatible charging station. As a result, the charging process starts automatically. Payments are also processed automatically.

The Taycan establishes an encrypted communication link to Plug and Charge-compatible charging station, starting the charging process automatically
Additional innovations include Functions on Demand (FoD), a head-up display in colour and an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22kW. In future, the adaptive air suspension will feature a Smartlift function.

The acceleration values of the Taycan Turbo S have also been improved. With Launch Control, it now sprints from zero to 200km/h in 9.6 seconds, improving by 0.2 seconds. As before, the Taycan proves its capability to perform multiple times without any drop in performance, which is typical of a sports car.

Charging while preserving the battery is a further new function. It can restrict the charging capacity at suitable charging points to around 200kW, when customers are planning to take a longer break from driving. This extends the battery's service life and reduces the overall power loss. Additional, new, intelligent charging functions are available in conjunction with Mobile Charger Connect and Home Energy Manager. These include the power guard function, capable of preventing an overload regardless of the phase, as well as optimised charging with energy produced domestically.

InnoDrive individually adapts the speed to the conditions ahead, all in typical sports car fashion
Plug and Charge also simplifies charging. By simply plugging in the charging cable, charging is underway as authentication data is saved in the vehicle such that the charging station automatically identifies the connected vehicle. ISO standard 15118 ensures that the communication between infrastructure and the vehicle is tamper-proof. Payments are also processed automatically.

With the new FoD, Taycan drivers can purchase various convenience and assist functions as required. What makes this approach special is that it also works after having made the purchase and for the sports car's original configuration.

Thanks to online, over-the-air updates it is not necessary to visit a workshop. The Porsche Intelligent Range Manager is already available as an FoD. Power Steering Plus, Active Lane Keep Assist and Porsche InnoDrive will now be added as further FoD functions. A head-up display in colour is now optionally available. This projects relevant information directly into the driver's field of vision.

Thanks to the new Smartlift function, installed as standard in conjunction with adaptive air suspension, the Taycan can be programmed so that it is automatically raised in certain, recurring sections, for instance at speed bumps or on garage driveways. An onboard AC charger delivering 22kW is now also available as new optional equipment. With this unit, the battery charges in around half the time it takes the standard 11kW charger with AC. This option will be available at the end of 2020.

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