Porsche's inaugural electric car has received a facelift to significantly improve its driving range, performance and fast-charging capabilities. As rival electric cars get larger batteries and improved charging architectures, Porsche is determined to stay at the top of the heap with its updated Taycan sports sedan.
The 2025 Taycan comes in two body styles – Sports Sedan and Cross Turismo – each with four powertrain options as well as rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. The sedans, priced from $101,395 to $210,995, will be available this fall. Cross Turismo models, available later this fall, start at $113,095 and rise to $213,695.
The 2023 Taycan comes with two battery configurations: 79 kWh and 93 kWh. For the 2025 model year, Porsche now also offers a battery with a total capacity of 105 kWh as part of the Performance Battery Plus package. (The company did not detail how much of this capacity could be used.)
Porsche is offering a battery with a total capacity of 105 kWh for the updated Taycan
Porsche also claims that the 2025 Taycan will be one of the fastest-charging electric cars on the road, keeping the curve going from zero to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. This is improved by several minutes compared to other EVs with 800V architectures, such as the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Kia EV6.
In fact, the new Taycan will be able to charge at 800-volt DC charging stations with a capacity of up to 320 kilowatts – an improvement of 50 kilowatts over the outgoing model. A number of charging providers have begun installing stations across the country that can deliver electrons at rates of up to 350 kilowatts for faster charging sessions.
The new performance battery can support higher charging rates for longer than before, even at lower temperatures. Porsche also offers a 150-kilowatt DC/DC converter, which aims to improve charging speeds on 400-volt networks, as standard on the Taycan.
Overall, the new Taycan will be more efficient than previous models due to a variety of factors:
- New advanced powertrain with new rear axle motor with up to 80 kW more power than before on all models
- Modulated pulse inverter with improved software
- More powerful batteries
- Revised thermal management
- Next generation heat pump
- Modified recovery and four-wheel drive strategy
The modified recovery is worth highlighting. Porsche says the maximum recuperation capacity during deceleration from high speeds has increased by more than 30 percent from 290 to up to 400 kW. In addition, all variants of the updated Taycan will come standard with aerodynamically optimized 21-inch wheels and low-rolling-resistance tires.
All this improved efficiency allows Porsche to shave crucial seconds (or milliseconds) off the Taycan's zero-to-60 mph sprint time. The automaker says that all the variants will be noticeably faster than their predecessors.
For example, the rear-wheel-drive Taycan goes from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, making it 0.6 second quicker than before. Meanwhile, the new Taycan Turbo S sedan will be able to reach 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than before. The company says this makes it “the fastest production car Porsche has ever produced.”
The fastest – and the most powerful, according to the company. For example, the Taycan Turbo S gets an additional 140 kilowatts of power when using launch control mode. This increases the system output of the top model to 700 kW, or 938 hp.
In a move that appears to have been executed The Fast and the Furious Excellence, Porsche offers the option to include a “push-to-pass” button that provides a 10-second boost of up to 70 kilowatts – or the equivalent of around 94 hp. Eat my dust, Toretto!
In terms of design, the updated Taycan has new headlights and taillights as well as new front fenders. New brushed aluminum door sill guards can be found inside. And you can opt for a leather-free interior that replaces the cowhide with a high-quality microfiber material called Race-Tex.
Porsche hasn't released any official range estimates at the moment, although it recently did so Conduct range tests In Southern California with some media outlets where a prototype traveled an amazing 364 miles (587 km) on a single charge. (Under less ideal conditions, such as bad weather, the Taycan has a range of about 300 miles, According to Patrick George of InsideEVs.)
Porsche says Apple CarPlay is “more deeply integrated into the vehicle's displays and functions” in the updated Taycan. Porsche has said it will be among the first automakers to feature the new immersive version of CarPlay — and now it looks like the Taycan will be the guinea pig. The new “In-Car Video” function makes it possible to stream video to the center display and passenger display.
Since its debut in 2019, Porsche says it has built nearly 150,000 Taycans, with the US, Germany, China and the UK being the main markets for the cutting-edge electric sedan.
The updated Taycan makes a statement about what we can expect with Porsche's future lineup of electric cars. The all-electric Macan SUV is scheduled to launch later this year, followed by electric versions of the two-seat 718 and plug-in Cayenne. The automaker also said it is working on an all-new electric SUV that will complete the lineup.
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