According to the report, the flaw could result in ‘a loss of motive power while traveling at any speed.’
Porsche is preparing a global recall of its 2021 Porsche Taycan electric sedan, Bloomberg reports, citing “insiders familiar with the matter.”
A potential software flaw could cause the battery to disengage abruptly, resulting in “loss of motive power while in motion at any speed.” The report notes that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the fault to date.
CarAdvice has reached out to Porsche Australia for clarification on the Taycan’s local availability. This story will be updated with additional details as they become available.
In Australia, the high-performance electric sedan is available in three trim levels: the entry-level 4S, the mid-spec Turbo, and the range-topping Turbo S. Later this year, the Cross Turismo wagon will be available in 4S and Turbo trim levels, followed by an entry-level 4 Cross Turismo and rear-wheel-drive sedan early next year.
The Turbo S flagship – equipped with the larger 93.4kWh battery pack as standard – produces 560kW/1050Nm, allowing for a claimed 2.8-second 0-100km/h sprint (though CarAdvice’s own testing revealed a figure as low as 2.4 seconds).
The 2021 Porsche Taycan is priced from $156,300 before on-road costs in Australia in its entry-level, rear-wheel-drive configuration. The Turbo S starts at $345,800 plus applicable taxes and fees.