Electromechanical brake booster
With the advent of e-mobility, one term is gaining in importance: recuperation, or the recovery of energy while driving. That which is otherwise converted into heat when braking or dissipates when the combustion engine is in overrun mode now charges the battery. The conventional one-pedal technology uses recuperation when the accelerator pedal is released. This is different in the Taycan. Here, the driver decides whether the Porsche coasts as efficiently as possible when the accelerator pedal is released, with recuperation only when the brake is applied; the friction brake is added once the electric braking effect is fully exhausted. Or whether the Taycan recovers moderate energy as soon as the driver comes off the gas—with the feel of an engine brake in a classic combustion engine. Recuperation is coordinated in a familiar component, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), which has been upgraded to meet the requirements of electromobility, and together with the electromechanical brake booster, ensures that the Taycan always has the same pressure point in the brake pedal, no matter how much energy it’s currently recovering. And that’s no mean feat because it can be up to 265 kW—every time the brakes are applied. In everyday life or on the circuit.