Porsche’s Taycan, first introduced in 2019, was a significant step for the sports car manufacturer into the electric vehicle market. While the original Taycan impressed with its aesthetics and power, it fell short of competitors like the Tesla Model 3 in terms of range and acceleration, especially for the pricier Turbo S model.
Revamped Power and Range:
With the refreshed 2025 Taycan, Porsche aims to address these shortcomings. The new model features a revamped powertrain, including a new rear-axle motor that delivers up to 80 kW more power than its predecessor across all models. This translates to improved acceleration, with the rear-wheel-drive Taycan reaching 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds (0.6 seconds faster than before) and the Taycan Turbo S achieving the same feat in an impressive 2.3 seconds, making it Porsche’s quickest production car to date.
Additionally, a boost function provides a temporary power surge for 10 seconds, varying in magnitude depending on the model. The base Taycan gets an extra 60 kW, while the top-tier Turbo S receives an additional 140 kW when using Launch Control, resulting in a maximum output of 700 kW or 938 horsepower, making it the most powerful production Porsche ever released.
Enhanced Battery and Charging:
The Taycan’s battery has been upgraded from 93 kWh to 105 kWh with the Performance Battery Plus package. This translates to an extended range of up to 587 kilometers (364 miles), as demonstrated in recent tests conducted in California.
Charging has also been improved, with owners able to charge their Taycans at up to 320 kW at 800-volt DC charging stations under ideal conditions. Porsche also introduces a 150 kW DC/DC converter to optimize charging speeds on 400-volt networks. Under ideal conditions, charging from 10 to 80 percent takes just 18 minutes.
Inside the Taycan, Porsche has optimized the user interface and added a new control level behind the steering wheel for easier operation of driver assistance systems. Apple CarPlay integration has been enhanced, and a new active chassis with adaptive air suspension comes as standard.
Pricing and Availability:
The 2025 Taycan sedan and Cross Turismo are available for order now, with deliveries starting this summer for the sedan and in the fall for the Cross Turismo. Pricing starts at $99,400 for the entry-level model and goes up to $211,700 for the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo variant.