Porsche’s new chargers nearly halve Taycan home charge times

Porsche’s new chargers nearly halve Taycan home charge times

Porsche is delivering significantly faster home charging times to current Taycan owners by rolling out a new onboard charging unit that can be retrofitted into existing EVs for under $2,000. Combined with Porsche’s new AC home charger unit, Porsche owners can replenish their Taycan at speeds nearly twice as fast as their original setup.

The Taycan first arrived as a 2020 model and has sat as the foundation of Porsche’s all-electric lineup. It has since been joined by several variations of the original model, including a Cross and Sport Turismo, as well as the speedy Turbo S.

The current Taycan models have an onboard battery charger located behind the front trunk area, but Porsche has announced a new module that replaces the existing charger and its wiring to deliver home charging speeds that are significantly faster.

Porsche now selling onboard and wall charger upgrades

According to a recent post from its newsroom page, Porsche’s new onboard charging module is available to Taycan owners for $1,850 and can be implemented by one of the automaker’s service centers with about 12 hours of labor.

Porsche says the onboard charger cuts 0-100% 19.2 kW charging times to 4.8 hours for Performance Battery equipped Taycans, compared to 9.5 hours with the previous charger. EVs equipped with Performance Battery Plus will be able to charge 0-100% in 5.3 hours compared to 10.5 hours with the old onboard charger.

The new charger does not change the performance of the EV at all, aside from faster charging, but adds a little to the vehicle’s overall weight due to heavier-duty cables. The upgrade also adds Plug and Charge capabilities to 2020 model year Taycans, which previously wasn’t available.

To complement its new onboard charger, Porsche has introduced a new 19.2 kW home wall charging unit as well (seen above). That retails for $1,586 and is adjustable for direct connection with lower-capacity circuits. That being said, it does need to be directly connected to a 100-amp circuit to properly function.

New and prospective Taycan owners can choose the faster onboard charger upgrade in the Porsche configurator.

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