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Upcoming Porsche Taycan Will Offers Improved EV Performance And Range

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It’s astonishing to think that the Porsche Taycan platform has already been around for 5 years, especially considering my personal ownership experience of a 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S (from new) for 2 years. Time really does fly! In summary, I adored the car in terms of driving experience, but dealing with it in real-world situations did pose some challenges. As a former owner and Porsche enthusiast, I have kept a close watch on the Taycan’s development, and on a broader scale, its place in the electric car landscape.

Overall, Porsche has continuously enhanced the Taycan over the years by improving performance and introducing additional body styles such as the more rugged and practical Taycan Cross Turismo. Depending on your location, the availability of EV infrastructure may or may not be a factor to consider, so it’s fair to say that Porsche is keeping its end of the deal when it comes to the growth of electric cars.

Significant Improvements

This sentiment holds especially true currently, with Porsche recently confirming details about the upcoming 2025 model year Porsche Taycan models. It’s not a complete redesign, but it seems that the 2025 Porsche Taycan will bring some of the most substantial changes we’ve seen to the platform on a year-over-year basis.


Porsche has already released power specifications for the range-topping Turbo S models, although we are still awaiting more details on the rest of the trims. For the Turbo S, a robust 764 hp is generated in normal driving mode—about 10 hp more than last year’s versions—but there is also a new “push-to-pass” feature that temporarily boosts the power to an impressive 857 hp for 10 seconds. This feature is available on cars equipped with Performance Battery Plus and the Sport Chrono package.

The name suggests that it is meant for passing on the highway (as, 764 hp might not be enough), though it raises questions on what other uses it might have. Activating launch mode increases the power even further, with an almost unbelievable 938 hp available for the 0-60 mph sprint in under 2 seconds and beyond. Without providing more details, Porsche also claims that the upcoming base model (rear-wheel drive Taycan sedan) has improved its 0-60 mph time from 5.1 seconds to 4.5 seconds.

The Porsche Taycan will, as always, maintain its “repeatable performance” characteristics, ensuring that the car consistently delivers its maximum performance levels even when driven hard for extended periods, and does not enter a “limp mode” as the battery charge depletes. This feature has set it apart from the competition, and this remains the case

Range & Charging

For those who do not deal with an EV on a daily basis, these details might seem uninteresting, if not entirely insignificant. However, those grappling with range anxiety and unpleasant charging experiences will be delighted with the improvements Porsche has made to the Taycan in these aspects. As someone who understands this, I have to say that these are the most important and potentially game-changing updates made to the platform so far.

Testing of the latest 2025 Porsche Taycan prototype has revealed significant improvements in range, with up to 340 miles possible on a single charge. Compared to the 2024 models, this represents more than 100 additional miles of range, a substantial improvement indeed. Range-topping models like the Turbo S are likely to achieve less, although 300 miles per charge is not out of the question, indicating a considerable leap forward from the 2020 version’s unimpressive (and EPA-rated) 201 miles.

I don’t believe that many Taycan owners have had issues with charging times, partly because the lower range cap on previous models naturally reduced charging times, despite not being the ideal way to market the feature. Nonetheless, the improved range now allows for quicker charging times, with rates of up to 320 kW (up from 270 kW) achievable at an 800-volt DC fast-charging station.

This means that the Porsche Taycan can now recharge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes, despite the improved range and a 105 kWh gross Performance Plus battery capacity (up from 93 kWh). Similarly, the standard battery capacity has been increased to 89 kWh from 79 kWh. Porsche states that charging speeds have been optimized for lower-speed solutions thanks to a new on-board 150 kW DC-to-DC converter. Brake regeneration capabilities have also been improved, with up to 400 kW replenishable by slowing down from higher speeds.

Minor Updates

Updated Active Chassis Systems

For the first time, adaptive air suspension is standard on all Taycan models. Porsche Active Ride suspension can also be optioned for any of the all-wheel drive variants. This new 800-volt electrohydraulic system replaces the 48-volt motors setup used on the outgoing Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system. This allows any Taycan equipped with the feature to further reduce roll while simultaneously compensating for pitch under acceleration and braking, keeping the body level during dynamic high g-force scenarios.

Lighter Weight

While this rendition of the Taycan was never going to achieve the same weigh-in as an equally yoked ICE version of itself, it has managed to shed some of its fat. The new battery—despite being larger—actually weighs 20 lbs. less than previous versions, and a lighter rear motor also helps the Porsche Taycan Turbo S tip the scales at 5,050 lbs. of curb weight (down from 5,101 lbs.).

Cosmetic Tweaks

There’s certainly been work done to the bones, but the 2025 model was not intended as a “re-design” by any stretch of the imagination. In terms of exterior design language, the car exhibits an identical silhouette to the ones before it, with only some subtle changes requiring an up-close look in order to be detected. Doing so will reveal a more streamlined LED headlamp design and some low-key modifications made to the front fascia and rear bumper. Turbo and Turbo S variants also have their own unique cues, with additional vents being integrated to the aforementioned. The front fenders were also reimagined to accommodate the universal styling tweaks.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan now comes with an illuminated version of the Porsche logo embedded in the rear light strip as a standard feature on Turbo and Turbo S models, and optional on other models. Additionally, there are new color options to distinguish the 2025 models from previous ones. Inside the cabin, there are new equipment packages offering features such as Race-Tex and Pepita houndstooth patterns, and leather-free interiors are available as an option on all Taycan models.

Standard features for the 2025 models include a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging, ambient interior lighting, and the Porsche Intelligent Range Manager, which works with the navigation system to determine the most efficient route by analyzing real-time traffic and incorporating charging station locations. Apple CarPlay+ is also compatible with the 2025 models, offering new features such as climate control access without toggling in and out of the application, and the ability to legally operate the In-Car Video function through the passenger display screen while the car is in motion, with a mono-directional filter preventing the driver from seeing the screen. Video streaming is also available on the central display when the car is parked.

The new 2025 Porsche Taycan sedan and Cross Turismo models are available for order immediately, with the exception of the GTS trim, which will be arriving later. First deliveries for US customers are expected in the third quarter of the 2024 calendar year.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for each of the currently available 2025 Porsche Taycan models is as follows:

– Taycan: $99,400
– Taycan 4 Cross Turismo: $111,100
– Taycan 4S: $118,500 / Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: $125,200
– Taycan Turbo: $173,600 / Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo: $176,300
– Taycan Turbo S: $209,000 / Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo: $211,700

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