Apple is offering Porsche Taycan homeowners with extra choices for planning journeys round EV charging places. As introduced on the Porsche website, Taycan fashions within the US can now make use of Apple Maps EV Routing, a characteristic inside Apple CarPlay that enables drivers to plan routes that embrace charging stations and adjusts instructions primarily based on the car’s remaining battery life.
Apple Maps EV Routing offers instructions primarily based on real-time visitors data whereas monitoring the car’s cost ranges and figuring out acceptable charging stations throughout a journey. When the Taycan’s battery drops too low, the service will direct drivers to the closest appropriate charging station and supply estimated charging occasions.
The Taycon joins the Ford Mustang Mach-E because the second automotive to undertake Apple Maps’ EV Routing characteristic
The Porsche Taycan is barely the second automotive to undertake Apple Maps’ EV routing because the characteristic was introduced in 2020. At the moment, Apple mentioned it was working with Ford and BMW to combine EV routing into their automobiles. Three years on and it nonetheless hasn’t made its manner onto any BMW fashions, with the Ford Mustang Mach-E being the one different car to assist the characteristic.
Previous to this replace, Taycan homeowners needed to shut CarPlay to create a route that included charging stops through Apple Maps. Taycan fashions already embrace Porsche’s personal Charging Planner which might equally direct drivers to charging places primarily based on the car’s anticipated battery life. Porsche claims the Apple Maps EV Routing characteristic isn’t supposed to interchange this, however present its clients with extra route planning choices.
“We’ve listened to our clients, and so they respect flexibility,” says Steffen Haug, Managing Director, Porsche Digital within the firm’s press launch. “This integration with a product that they’re already accustomed to offers extra choices and confidence in how they use their Taycan, each in day-to-day actions and on longer highway journeys.”
Apple Maps EV Routing is supported on all Taycan fashions, however Porsche notes that fashions from 2021 or older might want to have a free software program replace put in at a Porsche service workshop to allow it. In any other case, Taycan homeowners simply want to attach the My Porsche App with Apple Maps on an iPhone operating a minimum of iOS 16.4.