The Porsche Taycan is able to do more things quickly than drive.
One of the most convenient aspects of owning an electric vehicle is the fact that owners have the ability to charge their vehicles at home. For Porsche’s all-electric model, the Taycan, that convenience is even better, as Porsche has announced a new upgrade for the onboard charging components of the vehicle that can nearly halve at-home charging times from 0-100% battery capacity. Better yet, for current Porsche Taycan owners, the new device is able to be retrofitted to their own cars.
With the new charging device, charging time at 19.2 kW is reduced to 4.8 hours from 9.5 hours for cars with the Performance Battery, while charging time for cars with the Performance Battery Plus is down from 10.5 hours to only 5.3. Current Taycan owners can have the kit ordered and installed at a Porsche service center for $1,850.15. The estimated labor time for the job to be completed is 12 hours. However, should you want the improved charging system on a new Taycan, all you need to do is select the new option on the configurator. Along with the improved onboard charging device, Porsche has also revealed a new 19.2 kW Wall Charger Connect, which must be hardwired to a 100-amp circuit by an electrician for optimal performance, but is adjustable for other configurations. With Wi-Fi connectivity and a 5-inch touchscreen, the charger can receive over-the-air updates and retails for $1,586.