2023 Porsche Taycan software update unlocks greater driving range, faster charging


All examples of Porsche’s flagship electric vehicle can be updated to 2023 specification with a quick update.

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The fully-electric Porsche Taycan is now eligible for a software update, allowing all current owners to upgrade their vehicles to the same specification as 2023 models.

Having first introduced the Taycan to the global market at the end of 2019, Porsche’s latest update can be applied to all variants and years of the electric vehicle, allowing for greater driving range, faster charging and better connectivity.

Available through Porsche dealerships, the update is headlined by the inclusion of better thermal management for its battery pack, enabling faster charging speeds especially in cold environments.


The update will also allow the front motor in all-wheel-drive variants to be almost completely disconnected and de-energised in ‘Normal’ and ‘Range’ driving modes, reducing rolling resistance and increasing the overall driving range of the vehicle.

Extra upgrades include the ability for Taycans fitted with an 11kW onboard charger to be retrofitted with a 22kW unit, almost halving charging times in certain circumstances.

New convenience additions include the latest version of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system, now featuring wireless Android Auto and integrated Spotify alongside the existing Apple CarPlay functionality.


The Taycan’s navigation system can now filter charging stations based on the vehicle’s charging capacity, which can be viewed on its optimised head-up display which includes the navigation map.

Helping drivers to park with ease, the parking sensors have been adjusted to work with a greater range, allowing the Taycan to put itself into smaller spots with the help of an improved parking space function.

Since the first Taycan arrived in Australia back in February 2021, Porsche has sold 838 examples of the electric sedan, with 307 vehicles delivered from the start of this year.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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