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Porsche has revealed that the Taycan will have 250 kW charging at launch and the promised 350 kW capacity is not coming until 2021.

This is a bit of a let down because since the Mission E was announced, one of Porsche's top selling points was Porsche’s new 800-volt system to enable a new segment-leading 350 kW charging capacity.

In Car Magazine's review where they drove in a Taycan Turbo, they explained what's to expected for charging the Taycan.

Porsche has done all it reasonably can to stop range anxiety being a problem. Charge anxiety might be a trickier fix. The Taycan is the first EV that can be fed with up to 250kW at an 800-volt charging point, but the infrastructure is at best patchy. Even those lucky enough to discover one of a handful of 400-volt stations – most of which can typically muster only 150kW – will have to play Grand Theft Auto for at least 40 minutes before the power pack is 80 per cent full. Imagine being number four in the queue.

Taycan charging times: room for improvement
However, with technology coming on in leaps and bounds, the Taycan’s charge times and performance are set to quickly improve. By 2021 at the latest, peak charging power is set to increase from 250 to 350kW, which should – in combination with those latest 800-volt charge points – reduce charging time to a swift 14 minutes (although, of course, you’d be appalled if you needed to spend 14 minutes filling your car with petrol). In contrast, a plug-in domestic job takes up to 30 hours. Upcoming inductive charging ability is initially restricted to a measly 11kW. Solid-state power packs will be phased in as they become available, and battery weight will come down as energy density goes up.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because even for the first models, technical data are still to be taken with a pinch of salt. Taycan production has already started in an extension of the Zuffenhausen parent plant, with potential peak capacity close to 60,000 units per year, but we’ll have to wait until September’s Frankfurt show unveiling for detailed facts and figures about the car.
 

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I am a bit confused. Is this article saying the first year Taycan will not be able to take the faster charge but the 2021 builds will be able to do so? Or are they saying both years will be able to take the faster charge but the slow down of the first year is due to the electrify America charging stations? Is it the Taycan or the charging stations that will limit charging speeds the first year?

This is pretty dissapointing. First is that the Taycan design being shown lately with most of the mule covering off is not as spectacular as the initial concept shown for over a year and now we may not get the fast charging that was touted as a first. And today another article comes out that says the unlimited pedal to the floor acceleration will now be limited to 10 times. What next ?
I can hear the laughter going on at the Tesla forum already!
 

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Correct 1st yr Taycan will come with 250kw charging capacity instead of 350kw.. however per my Porsche Rep, there is rumor that it may as simple as a OTA update down the road forward 2020/21 for the 1st year Taycan’s to get 350kw
 
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