Porsche is recalling its first EV sports model, the Taycan over problems of sudden power loss while driving. Its foray into electric hit a snag when the anticipated edition which apparently uses the same 12v battery found in the Audi E-tron that also endured similar issues.
A total of 43,000 Taycan’s have been sold to date globally, according to Porsche only a small number of cars have this problem and owners have been advised to bring in their cars to the dealer for the software fix. The 4-door electric Taycan is available in Malaysia for RM584,561 and comes in two models, the Sports Saloon and 4 Cross Turismo. Apparently the issue affects both models, although no serious accidents or injuries have been reported, customers overseas have already filed complains over the issue and relevant authorities are already conducting a through probe into the power loss.
Full electric cars although carry a large battery pack however they still rely on the small 12V battery used in all cars for starting the engine and lights, this is also necessary to kick start the charging units. Since the lockdown and leaving the house is prohibited, many owners would have just parked their Porsche Taycan’s leaving the battery idle without testing its limits, its time to check them out.
Porsche cars in Malaysia are distributed by Sime Darby automotive, as of now no recall notifications have issued.