Porsche’s first electric car is getting a facelift to dramatically improve range, performance and fast charging capacity. While competing electric cars are getting larger batteries and improved charging architectures, Porsche wants to stay at the top with the updated Taycan sports sedan.
The 2025 Taycan is available in two body styles – the sports sedan and the Cross Turismo wagon – each with four powertrain options and rear- and all-wheel drive variants. The sedans, which range in price from $101,395 to $210,995, will be available this fall. The Cross Turismo models, available later this fall, start at $113,095 and go all the way up to $213,695.
The 2023 Taycan came in two battery configurations: 79 kWh and 93 kWh. For the 2025 model year, Porsche now also offers a battery with a gross capacity of 105 kWh as part of the Performance Battery Plus package. (The company did not detail how much of that capacity would be usable.)
Porsche offers a battery with a gross capacity of 105 kWh for the updated Taycan
Porsche also claims that the 2025 Taycan will be one of the fastest charging EVs on the road, holding the curve to go from zero to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. That’s an improvement of several minutes compared to other EVs with 800-volt architecture, such as the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Kia EV6.
The new Taycan will even be able to charge at 800-volt DC charging stations with a power of up to 320 kW – an improvement of 50 kW over the previous model. A number of charging providers have started installing stations across the country that can deliver electrons at speeds of up to 350 kW for faster charging sessions.
The new performance battery can support higher charging speeds for longer than before, even at lower temperatures. Porsche also offers a 150 kW DC/DC converter as standard, which aims to optimize charging speeds on 400 volt networks.
Overall, the new Taycan will be more efficient than previous models due to several factors:
- A new advanced powertrain with a new rear axle motor with up to 80 kW more power than its predecessor on all models
- A customized pulse converter with optimized software
- More powerful batteries
- Revised thermal management
- A heat pump of the next generation
- An adapted strategy for recuperation and four-wheel drive
The modified recovery is worth mentioning. Porsche says that the maximum recuperation power when braking from high speeds has increased by more than 30 percent, from 290 to a maximum of 400 kW. In addition, all variants of the updated Taycan come standard with specially developed aerodynamically optimized 21-inch wheels and tires with reduced rolling resistance.
All this improved efficiency allows Porsche to shave crucial seconds (or milliseconds) off the Taycan’s 0-62mph sprint time. The automaker says all variants will be significantly faster than their predecessors.
For example, the rear-wheel drive Taycan now sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, making it 0.6 seconds faster than before. Meanwhile, the new Taycan Turbo S sedan will be able to reach 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than before. That makes it “the fastest production car Porsche has ever offered to date,” the company says.
The fastest – and ‘most powerful’, according to the company. The Taycan Turbo S, for example, gets an extra 140 kW when using Launch Control mode. This increases the system power of the top model to 700 kW, or 938 hp.
And in a move seemingly out of the Fast & Furious franchise offers Porsche the option to include a ‘push-to-pass’ button that gives a 10-second boost to 70kW – or the equivalent of around 94bhp. Eat my dust, Toretto!
In terms of design, the updated Taycan has new headlights and taillights, as well as new front fenders. Inside are new brushed aluminum sill protectors. And you can opt for a leather-free interior where the cowhide is replaced by a high-quality microfiber material called Race-Tex.
Porsche is not releasing official range estimates at this time, although it did recently conduct action tests in Southern California with some media outlets, with one prototype traveling an impressive 367 miles (587 km) on a single charge. (Under less than ideal conditions, such as bad weather, the Taycan achieved a range of about 300 miles, according to Patrick George of Indoor EVs.)
Porsche says Apple CarPlay is “more deeply integrated into the vehicle displays and functions” in the updated Taycan. Porsche has said it will be one of the first automakers to offer the new immersive version of CarPlay – and now it sounds like the Taycan will be the guinea pig. A new ‘In-Car Video’ function enables video streaming on the center display and passenger display.
Since its initial launch in 2019, Porsche says it has produced almost 150,000 Taycans, with the US, Germany, China and the UK being the main markets for the high-end electric sedan.
The updated Taycan makes a statement about what we can expect from Porsche’s future range of EVs. The fully electric Macan SUV will be released later this year, followed by electric versions of the 718 two-seater and a plug-in Cayenne. The automaker has also said it is working on a brand new electric SUV that will complete the lineup.