Porsche Taycan users just got a great free Apple Maps upgrade

The Porsche Taycan range can now use Apple's EV Routing for smoother journeys

The Porsche Taycan Turbo, pictured by the beach at sunset
(Image credit: Porsche)

If you're looking at the best EVs on the market, you're probably awash with figures. Range, battery capacity, payload – all are important figures when it comes to electric vehicle performance.

If you're something of a petrolhead, though, those can feel a little bland and uninspiring. Enter the Porsche Taycan. All of those figures are present and correct – it's no slouch if you want a stylish, but practical way to get around.

But you'll also find a top speed of 143mph and a 0-62 time of just 5.4 seconds. That's a proper performance vehicle, and part of the reason why this is my favourite electric vehicle on the market.

Now, Porsche Taycan users have got a great free upgrade, thanks to Apple. Users can now make use of the EV Routing functionality in Apple Maps. This allows Maps to take data from the car about battery charge and drainage, combining that with elevation, distance and traffic data on your route to make intelligent suggestions about charging points.

Similar functionality was previously offered with the Porsche Charging Planner, included on Taycan models as standard. But the update means that those who make use of Apple CarPlay can enjoy the feature set built into their navigation system.

It's a brilliant upgrade. CarPlay is one of the biggest in-car integration systems – particularly in the USA, where iPhone ownership is so prominent. Right now, the functionality is only offered in the States, though I'm hoping it gets a wider roll-out further down the line.

To make use of the feature, you'll just need to download the latest version of the My Porsche app on your phone.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.