The issue will be fixed with a software update.
Reports of Taycans switching to emergency mode prompted the NHTSA to investigate.
The Porsche Taycan is an incredible success story for the German sports car brand. So “hot” is it that in the first quarter of 2021, Taycan sales almost matched those of the 911. Not all is perfect however as a serious drivability issue came to light for a number of owners.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) describes the bug as a “loss of motive power while in motion at any speed.” The Taycan’s drop to emergency mode comes without warning and though it’s happened, so far, no accidents or injuries have been reported.
This story comes from Automotive News in which they make the following brilliant statement: “A recall of Porsche’s first full-electric car underscores the technical challenges of rolling out vehicles packed with increasingly sophisticated software gadgetry on a large scale.” The pressure that OEMs are under and the speed at which they are churning out new EVs likely means that teething problems are not only a possibility, but to be expected.
An official recall or announcement from Porsche could be made in the next few days.