How We Reduced Taycan Charging Time
The Porsche Taycan is one of the best-performing electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. With its recent upgrade, it may also be one of the fastest-charging EVs at home. Porsche announced that the Taycan U.S. models dating back to the 2020 model year would qualify for an extra-cost upgrade that isn’t generally available retroactively for EVs. This blog will review how the new AC onboard charger upgrade enables the reduced Taycan charging time.
How the New AC-onboard Charger Reduced Taycan Charging Time
A new AC onboard charger upgrade is now available for Taycan owners who want better home charging capability. This upgrade doubles the amount of power the Taycan can receive while charging via a suitable 19.2 kW capable level 2 AC charger.
The upgraded battery will be installed behind the front trunk, replacing the onboard charger. One of the advantages of this upgrade for the 2020 Taycan model is the possibility to enable Plug and Charge as long as you have a valid My Porsche account.
Charging time from 0% to 100% for Performance Battery equipped vehicles will be 4.8 hours at 19.2 kW, a substantial drop over the previous charger’s charging time of 9.5 hours. The new 19.2 kW module will allow cars equipped with the Performance Battery plus to charge from 0 to 100% in only 5.3 hours, about half the time it presently takes.
Price of the New Upgraded Charger
Your Porsche service shop can order and install the kit (part number 9J1.044.900.31), which retails for $1,850.15, into all Taycan models. The labor period is approximately 12 hours, and new and prospective Taycan owners can easily add the larger capacity onboard chargers to their builds by selecting the KB4 option in the configurator.
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How Porsche reduced Taycan charging time is likely to be a model for other companies to try to emulate. This reduced charging time will offer convenience for you, the owners. Porsche West Palm Beach is a highly-rated luxury car dealership in South Florida. At our dealership, you’ll discover the stunning new Porsche lineup and an exceptional selection of used luxury automobiles and Porsche Certified Pre-Owned models. Contact us for more information, and we will make your time worthwhile.