Porsche is making a free software update available worldwide to Taycan owners.

The model was updated last September for 2021, and this initiative sees customers who have 2020 model year cars benefit from key new features that add comfort, convenience and performance.

The package includes enhancements in chassis dynamics, charging functions, the Communication Management (PCM) system and additional Connect features.

For models with adaptive air suspension, the update includes the new Smartlift function. This allows the car to be programmed so that its ride height is automatically raised at certain recurring locations such as road humps or garage driveways. Another of the updates is optimised chassis control, which improves wheel slip control and therefore acceleration. With this, the sprint from 0-124 mph takes just 9.6 seconds in conjunction with Launch Control – 0.2 secs faster than before.

The breadth of Charging Planner functions is also extended. For example, it is now possible to set the charge level with which the Taycan will reach the specified destination. During a charging process with active route guidance, the driver receives a notification in the vehicle and in the app when the necessary charge level for the remaining route has been reached, so that the journey can be continued.

With the new Battery-Saving Charging function, charging capacity can be reduced from up to 270 kW to 200 kW if desired. The resulting lower battery temperature during charging results in lower-impact charging and a highly efficient charging process. The 22 kW on-board AC charger will be available as a retrofit option in some markets from the end of 2021.

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The satellite navigation system has also been fine-tuned: this includes the display of online information directly on the map as well as traffic information with lane level precision. Anyone who connects their Apple ID to a Taycan can now use Apple Podcasts (including video streaming) and Apple Music Lyrics functions. Meanwhile, with wireless Apple CarPlay, iPhone apps are now available in the Communication Management (PCM) system via a wireless connection.

The update also includes significant software optimisation for numerous control units, which means the transmission has to be adapted and the drive components calibrated when the work is completed. For this reason, the update is carried out as part of a free visit to a dealer.