Porsche has announced an extensive software update for its Taycan EV, and it’s available to Australian owners.

    The free update will allow all Taycan owners, regardless of the year of their vehicle’s production, to bring it up to 2023 model year specification.

    It’s available now, though you’ll need to book in at a Porsche dealership to have it carried out as it’s not available over-the-air.

    Updates include better thermal management, particularly in cold temperatures. Porsche says this allows the Taycan to be rapidly charged more frequently.

    There’s also a range of powertrain updates that affect 2021 Taycan models, bringing improvements that were introduced for model year 2022.

    In Normal and Range drive modes, the front motor of all-wheel drive Taycan models is almost completely disconnected.

    Both axles are free of drive torque when coasting or at a standstill, and a new energy flow indicator is viewable on the centre touchscreen.

    The automatic energy recuperation setting is also retained even when the drive mode is adjusted.

    Wireless Android Auto and integrated Spotify, introduced earlier this year, will be available for older models as part of the update.

    There’s also an updated look for the touchscreen’s start screen, greater support for voice controls, and an ‘optimised’ map view for the head-up display.

    The parking sensors have improved range, and the semi-automatic parking assist system can now detect smaller spaces.

    While this update isn’t available over-the-air, Porsche says it will expand the availability of over-the-air software updates for Taycan models.

    Porsche notes a 22kW onboard charger has recently become available for retrofitting at a Porsche workshop, and suggests Taycan owners can kill two birds with one stone by having the charger retrofitted and software update carried out in the same visit.

    The company has delivered more than 75,000 examples of the Taycan globally since it entered production at the end of 2019.

    From its launch in 2021 until the end of June 2022, Porsche has sold a total of 838 Taycans in Australia. The range has grown since launch to include a base rear-wheel drive sedan and a range of Cross Turismo wagons.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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