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Porsche promised to address the Taycan's subpar charging and range in an update.

"With recent software updates in place, the Tesla Model S and Model X can charge at up to 200 kW and the Model 3 Standard Range Plus charges at 170 kW. Currently, the Taycan's charge rate comes in at 250 kW, though Porsche promises a software update that will eventually push that up to the prized 350 kW rate (and Electrify America has already proven it can charge at 270 kW). According to Electrek, at 250 kW, the Taycan will add about 85 miles in 10 minutes (at peak rate). After the update to 350 kW, that number will be around 119 miles.

The Model 3 Long Range adds about 160 miles in 10 minutes and the Standard Range Plus will get about 118 miles. In that same amount of time, the Model S Long Range adds about 111 miles and the Model X Long Range adds about 95. It's important to note that there are many factors that impact these numbers, but they give us a reasonable idea."

Here's a look at how range stacks up that make it clear how much of a gap Porsche needs to close in on. Its a lot: "According to the EPA, the 2020 Taycan Turbo's efficiency rating comes in at 69 MPGe, which is the lowest among all EVs on the market today. Meanwhile, the 2020 Model 3 Standard Range Plus is the most efficient electric vehicle available, with an MPGe of 141. The Model S Long Range sits at 111 MPGe and the Model X has an MPGe of 96." ~ IEV's

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So Tesla owners have us beat here till Porsche releases the update

With that said, has anyone heard anything about the update? Are dealers talking about it?
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Anyone not happy that big software updates can't be done OTA and instead require us to visit the dealer?

Here's what Porsche had to say:
“The OTA system is already used for updates of a smaller scope. However, for compound updates such as this one, such a large amount of data is transferred that a smooth update in the Porsche Center is ensured with a high-speed line. Subsequently, the function of all control units is verified with a test. With a technology carrier such as the Taycan, the complexity of the systems is at a very high level, so we decided on this procedure."
EPA is irrelevant.
I had 2 Teslas; their battery is ~10% larger, range ist ~10% longer. Period.
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