Software update will bring range and efficiency to the 2023 Porsche Taycan, as well as earlier models

The 2023 Porsche Taycan is getting updated software that will provide increased range and efficiency. And this same software will be offered for older Taycan models.

New software changes aspects of the powertrain and thermal management, as well as the infotainment system and ParkAssist driver assistance, Porsche said in a press release on Wednesday.

In AWD models, the front motor is now disabled when driving at part load in Range and Normal drive modes. The two motors are also decoupled when coasting or stationary, and the automated regenerative braking strategy now remains operational when the driver switches to a different driving mode.

Porsche Taycan 2023

On the thermal management side, more extensive use of waste heat to bring the battery up to temperature results in better charging performance, Porsche says.

Various updates are also pushed for infotainment features, depending on the vehicle. An update for 2020 and 2021 Taycan models produced through mid-February 2022 adds wireless Android Auto, Spotify, improved voice recognition and a charging station search filter for charging capability.

Additionally, 2021 models get head-up display adjustments, and all pre-2023 Taycan models get voice control for on-board operating instructions. All pre-2023 models also get an improved ParkAssist system that can now work in smaller spaces, according to Porsche. And all Taycan models will benefit from enhanced over-the-air (OTA) update capability.

Porsche Taycan 2023

Porsche Taycan 2023

The software update will be rolled out to all Taycan models on a “market-specific basis”, Porsche said. The older the car, the more new features will be added, a possibility requiring trips to dealerships.

Porsche has been pushing software updates regularly since the launch of the Taycan’s 2020 model year. For 2021, the Taycan has Function on Demand and Plug and Charge capability. Then, for 2022, Porsche added a charging scheduler and improved fast charging. The automaker has yet to change its EPA ratings, but with the series of cumulative changes leading up to 2023, it might be time to reevaluate.

The changes were not limited to the software. Porsche introduced the Cross Turismo wagon for 2021, along with a lower-riding GTS Sport Turismo version for 2022. The Taycan sedan also has its own GTS variant for this model year.