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2025 Porsche Taycan Offers Improved EV Performance and Range

It’s hard to believe that the Porsche Taycan platform is already 5 years old now, especially having personally owned a 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S (from new) for a 2-year period. Time really flies! Long story short—I loved the car from a driving dynamics POV, but living with it in the real world did present its challenges. As a former owner and Porsche enthusiast, I’ve continued to keep an eye on the Taycan’s trajectory, and on a more macroeconomic scale, how it fits within the broader picture.

Across the board, Porsche has continued to improve the Taycan over the years by increasing performance and introducing additional body-styles like the more rugged and utilitarian Taycan Cross Turismo. Depending on where you live, EV infrastructure may or may not be an accommodating piece of the ownership puzzle, so it’s safe to say that Porsche is keeping their end of the bargain when it comes to the proliferation of electric cars.

Significant Improvements

This sentiment rings especially true right now, with Porsche recently confirming details about the upcoming 2025 model year Porsche Taycan models. It’s not a re-design per se, but it looks like the 2025 Porsche Taycan will be ushering in some of the biggest changes we’ve seen made to the platform on a year-over-year basis.

Performance

Porsche has already provided power specs for the range-topping Turbo S models, though we’re still waiting for more details on the rest of the trims. For the former, a mighty 764 hp is produced when in normal driving mode—up about 10 hp compared to last year’s versions—but there’s also a new “push-to-pass” function which temporarily bumps up the power to a whopping 857 hp for 10 seconds. This feature is available on cars equipped with Performance Battery Plus and Sport Chrono package.

The name suggests that it’s intended to be used for passing on the highway (as somehow, 764 hp might not be enough), though I’m already wondering what kinds of other shenanigans it’ll be likely used for. Putting the car into launch mode cranks things up even higher, with an almost unbelievable 938 hp available for the low-2-second sprint from 0-60 mph and then beyond. Without providing more specifics, Porsche also claims that the upcoming base model (rear-wheel drive Taycan sedan) has improved its 0-60 mph benchmark from 5.1 seconds to 4.5 seconds.

Like always, the Porsche Taycan will continue to boast its “repeatable performance” characteristics, which means that the car will consistently output its maximum performance levels even when pushed hard for longer periods, and does not go into a “limp mode” as the battery charge gets depleted. It’s a feature that has stood out amongst the competition, and this continues to be the case

Range & Charging

For those who don’t have to live with an EV on a daily basis, these details might be boring, if not completely trivial. However, those having to contend with the likes of range anxiety and unsavory charging experiences will be warmly welcoming the improvements Porsche has made to the Taycan in these areas. As someone who “gets it”, I’d have to say that these are by far the most important and possibly game-changing updates made to the platform to-date.

Testing of the latest 2025 Porsche Taycan prototype has revealed significant improvements to range, with as much as 340 miles possible on a single charge. Compared to 2024 models, this equates to more than 100 miles of additional range, which is a colossal improvement indeed. Range-topping models like the Turbo S are likely to achieve less than what the test mule is suggesting, although 300 miles per charge is not out of a question, signaling that we’ve come a long way since the 2020 version’s unflattering (and EPA-rated) 201 miles.

I don’t think that charging times have ever been on the top 5 list of gripes for most Taycan owners, but this could be owing to the fact that the lower range cap on previous models inherently cut down on charging times anyway—not necessarily how Porsche would’ve liked to sell that feature. However, with improved range comes improved charging times, with rates of up to 320 kW (up from 270 kW) now possible at an 800-volt DC fast-charging station.

This means that the Porsche Taycan can replenish a SoC of 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 claims 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.

An illuminated version of the Porsche logo embedded in the rear light strip is now available as standard equipment on Turbo and Turbo S models, and optional on the rest.  Several choices for new colors also help distinguish the 2025 model year Taycans from the others. Changes are similarly unassuming inside the cabin, with new equipment packages featuring Race-Tex and Pepita houndstooth patterns being amongst some of the few discernible changes. Leather-free interiors are now available as an option on all Taycan models.

More Standard Amenities

All 2025 models now come with a host of additional standard features, including a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging, ambient interior lighting, and more. Porsche Intelligent Range Manager is also included with all cars, working in concert with the navigation system to chart the most efficient course to a destination by analyzing traffic in real-time and incorporating charging station locations along the route.

Apple CarPlay+ is also compatible with 2025 models, which amongst a number of new tricks, allows climate control functions to be accessed without toggling in and out of the application. The In-Car Video function can now legally be operated through the passenger display screen while the car is being driven, as a new mono-directional filter prevents the driver from being able to see anything on that screen from his/her seating position. Video streaming is also possible on the central display when the car is in park.

Pricing & Availability

The new 2025 Porsche Taycan sedan and Cross Turismo models are available to order immediately—except for the GTS trim, which will be arriving later—and can be configured on the Porsche website. First deliveries for US customers are expected to arrive in the third-quarter of the 2024 calendar year.

The MSRP for each of the currently available 2025 Porsche Taycan models, is provided below:

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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