2020 Porsche Taycan Gets A Comprehensive Software Update For The First Time Since Launch

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K. Rawat 

Automotive Journalist

May 17, 2021  at 4:42 AM

This update also includes enhancements introduced in the model year 2021 Taycan lineup. Key updates include added features to the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, improved Porsche Connect functionality, and an overall upgrade to the car’s drivability and usability.

Finally, after a long delay, 2020 Porsche Taycan owners have started receiving a comprehensive software update from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer. However, passengers will not be able to push a button onto the onscreen display, join with WiFi, and upgrade the Taycan while sitting at their garage. Instead, you'll need to go to a Porsche service center and leave your all-electric grand tourer for two days. This update combines features and functionality present on 2021 Taycans to the initial batch of Taycan cars.

Tesla fans had been quick to determine once the Taycan upgrade was announced Tuesday, which is just far behind the recognized Tesla over the air (OTA) software upgrade process. For decades, Tesla has given free upgrades and owners don't need to visit the dealership. 

Porsche noticed that the 2021 upgrade would allow Taycan drivers to decrease their charging speed from 270 kW to 200 kW. That is very unusual since the Taycan was announced as a vehicle that generally charged at 350 kW. Porsche explained that the upgrade was made to preserve battery performance and longevity.

Enhancing the dynamics and acceleration, the Taycan Turbo S gets an improved slide controller, and that means you're going to rush from 0 to 200 km/h in 9.6 seconds, shaving 0.2 seconds from the last time (roughly ten percent).

Taycan models with adjustable air suspension may find the brand new Smartlift work, which allows you to schedule the Taycan to correct its ride elevation in last-minute places" like road humps or garage drives," Porsche claimed. Porsche may even upgrade the navigation system to add traffic information together with lane-level accuracy.

Finally, Porsche is offering owners accessibility to paid over-their-air (OTA) upgrades via the "Function on demand" feature. Customers can decide whether they would like to buy the respective function to his or her Taycan or take a monthly subscription, or" the organization notes. The latter is achieved on a two-year trial basis.